Welcome to Haven Brewing Company! It’s been almost three years since we opened our doors, but with the challenges of COVID-19 and other limitations, we haven’t had the chance to share our story as fully as we would have liked. So, let us introduce ourselves.
We are a craft beer brand with a focus on traditional European beers, brewed in the traditional European way. These recipes are based on styles that have stood the test of time – and for good reason. They are delicious and reliable, offering the satisfaction of knowing exactly what you’re getting when you open a bottle or can of Haven beer.
Haven was founded by Andrew and Nathan Anker, two individuals with a passion for beer and a wealth of experience in the industry. Andrew was part of the first year at Niagara College’s Brewing Program and has ten years’ experience in brewing and logistics. He worked as a brewery start-up consultant for the last four years before Haven, opening more than ten breweries across Canada. It was about time he started a brewery of his own! In his free time, Andrew can be found sipping a beer, playing board games, and spending time with his girlfriend and two dogs.
Nathan, with eight years of business and brand development experience in the automotive industry, wanted to set down roots in the Peterborough community and be a part of something meaningful. He is an avid hobbyist and adventure seeker, with a wide range of projects from car restoration to home renovation and everything in between. Together, Andrew and Nathan have built Haven Brewing Company as a place for people to find their own personal haven – a place to relax and unwind with a great beer by their side.
In a market where many breweries are experimenting with strange and unusual ingredients, we offer a haven from the unpredictable. Who wants to spend money on a beer that does not live up to their expectations? At Haven, you can trust that you will always get a high-quality, tasty brew. These recipes are based on styles that have been enjoyed for hundreds of years, and we believe that they are already perfect just the way they are. By focusing on traditional European-style beers, we are able to offer a range of delicious and consistent flavors that are often overlooked by other craft breweries. Whether you are a fan of crisp, refreshing lagers, smooth and malty ales, or rich and complex stouts, we have something for everyone to enjoy.
But our brand isn’t just about the beer – it’s also about finding your own personal haven. We all need a place to relax and unwind after a long day or week at work. For some, it’s hanging out on the deck with friends, for others it’s working on a project in the garage, or escaping to the cottage for a weekend getaway. Whatever it may be, it’s always better with a great beer by your side. That’s where Haven comes in – let us help you make your peaceful moments even better.
As a part of the community here in Peterborough, we are dedicated to supporting local businesses and being a positive presence in the area. We believe in the importance of environmental sustainability and fostering a sense of togetherness among our neighbors. Haven is proud to be a co-branding opportunity for businesses and individuals who are working hard to build their own havens – whether that be in their personal lives or in the work they do. For many, their haven is the business or community they invest their time and efforts into, and we are proud to support them in that journey. Together, we can build a supportive and thriving community.
The Haven Brewing Company Team