What keeps us on course

About us

Traditional European Beer brewed and packaged in the traditional European way.

Haven Brewing company is the evolution of the Smithavens Brand. While Smithavens was meant to be a Haven for people named Smith, Haven will be a safe Haven for all. This is embodied in three key aspects of the brand:

The Beer, the Location, and the Community that is Peterborough.

Beer

Our Beer is a Haven in the craft beer industry. We brew traditional European beers in the traditional European way with bottle conditioning and all. These recipes are based on styles that have existed for hundreds of years. And there’s a reason they have stuck around so long. They’re good! With these beers, you get what you expect. Delicious tasting beer, no surprises. And so, they are a Haven in the industry full of people trying weird new things that you might not enjoy, but find out too late. Who wants to spend $5 on a beer to not enjoy drinking it?

Beer

Our Beer is a Haven in the craft beer industry. We brew traditional European beers in the traditional European way with bottle conditioning and all. These recipes are based on styles that have existed for hundreds of years. And there’s a reason they have stuck around so long. They’re good! With these beers, you get what you expect. Delicious tasting beer, no surprises. And so, they are a Haven in the industry full of people trying weird new things that you might not enjoy, but find out too late. Who wants to spend $5 on a beer to not enjoy drinking it?

location

The Location is a Haven here in Peterborough. While we are just a little out of the way in an industrial complex, we see this as a strength as opposed to an issue. We are easy to access and not far from downtown. However, in our location, you would never know that you’re in the middle of a city. With our green space in the back and the absolutely beautiful Harper Park next door, you can come visit us and feel like you’re out at the cottage enjoying a beer on the dock – without having to leave the city. Our brewery is all about that comfortable, safe feeling. We want you to feel at home when you visit us.

location

The Location is a Haven here in Peterborough. While we are just a little out of the way in an industrial complex, we see this as a strength as opposed to an issue. We are easy to access and not far from downtown. However, in our location, you would never know that you’re in the middle of a city. With our green space in the back and the absolutely beautiful Harper Park next door, you can come visit us and feel like you’re out at the cottage enjoying a beer on the dock – without having to leave the city. Our brewery is all about that comfortable, safe feeling. We want you to feel at home when you visit us.

The Location is a Haven here in Peterborough. While we are just a little out of the way in an industrial complex, we see this as a strength as opposed to an issue. We are easy to access and not far from downtown. However, in our location, you would never know that you’re in the middle of a city. With our green space in the back and the absolutely beautiful Harper Park next door, you can come visit us and feel like you’re out at the cottage enjoying a beer on the dock – without having to leave the city. Our brewery is all about that comfortable, safe feeling. We want you to feel at home when you visit us.

location

Community

Then the third part – and a big one at that – is the community here in Peterborough. We at Haven Brewing Company are all about supporting the community and being a contributing part of it. Because of that, Peterborough was a no-brainer. There is no other city out there quite like it, where you have everything you need in the city and yet it still has that small-town feeling. There is a sense of community here, with people focusing on supporting local and also being very green-minded, keeping the environment healthy with all it has to give.

Community

Then the third part – and a big one at that – is the community here in Peterborough. We at Haven Brewing Company are all about supporting the community and being a contributing part of it. Because of that, Peterborough was a no-brainer. There is no other city out there quite like it, where you have everything you need in the city and yet it still has that small-town feeling. There is a sense of community here, with people focusing on supporting local and also being very green-minded, keeping the environment healthy with all it has to give.

Team Haven

Nathan

President & CEO

Andrew

Brewmaster

Cameron

Cellerman

Alex

Bar Wench

Zach

Chief Financial Officer

Nathan Anker | President & CEO

A local boy

 

Nathan has eight years of business and brand development experience in automotive.

He wanted to quit the stress of the corporate grind and set down roots in the Peterborough community. Nathan’s an avid hobbyist and adventure seeker with probably too many projects, ranging from car restoration to home renovation and everything in between.

Nathan’s favourite Haven brew is the All Natural Belgian Blonde Ale.

Andrew Anker | Brewmaster

Another local boy

 

Andrew was part of the first year at Niagara College’s Brewing Program.

He has ten years’ experience in brewing and logistics; working as a brewery start-up consultant for the last four years, he opened more than ten breweries across Canada.

It was about time he started a brewery of his own.

Andrew can be found most weekends sipping a beer, playing board games and chilling with his girlfriend and two good doggos.

Andrew enjoys the roasted darkness of our Schwarzbier.

Cameron Dobson | Cellerman

Born in Toronto, grew up in Oshawa & Peterborough

 

Cameron has been theatrically trained from a young age.

He has ten years woodshop experience, and seven years in the brewery industry. Cameron really enjoys the challenges that come with creating beer and maintaining a consistent flavour.

At the end of the day, Cameron likes to sit down with a nice cold Dunkelweizen.

Alex Pendergast | Bar Wench (self proclaimed)

Grew up in Kitchener & lives in Peterborough

 

Alex has ten+ years of retail experience, trained in Information Technology and Human Resources. She has a passion for beer and the complicated process of making it.

Working at a brewery allows her to work in an environment that has incredible challenges, and there are always opportunities to learn new things.

Alex is an avid photographer, more specifically analog photography, specializing in 35mm images that are available and updated regularly at www.alexpendergast.com

Alex’s pint preference is the rich and aromatic Amber.

Zach Emery | Chief Financial Officer

Born & Raised in Hamilton

 

Zach has three years of Financial Reporting experience and working towards his CPA while working full time.

Zach has had a passion for beer since a vacation to Cuba ended with him buying a ton of home brew supplies with a friend. He then found out, after graduating from Commerce, that Andrew was looking for an apprentice brewer out in BC, and so he joined him for four months, helping two breweries out there to get started. That is where he found that Andrew shares the same passion for perfect beer that Zach does.

Zach loves all kinds of music, carpentry, fishing, and will play any game from Grand strategy to RPG.

Zach’s go-to thirst-quencher? One Hefeweizen to rule them all.

Paladin

Picture of dog Paladin looking up at the camera from his bed.

paxton

Closeup of Paxton the dog

Jäger

Photo of dog, Jäger looking up at the camera surrounded by other dogs.

Paladin

Picture of dog Paladin looking up at the camera from his bed.

paxton

Closeup of Paxton the dog

Jäger

Photo of dog, Jäger looking up at the camera surrounded by other dogs.

Beer locator

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Hours

Monday to Thursday

12PM – 5PM

Friday to sunday

12PM – 6PM

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687 Rye St, Unit 6

Peterborough, ON K9J 6X1

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