Jasper Brewing Co. proudly opened its doors in the spring of 2005 as Canada’s first National Park Brewery. Three of the founders are born and raised Jasper locals, who passionately pursued creating beers that truly reflected the beauty of their hometown. 10 years later “the brewpub” has become a community hub that focuses on developing well-crafted beer and Alberta-inspired cuisine for locals and tourists alike.Childhood friends Brett Ireland, Socrates Korogonas, and Alex Derksen have always shared a passion for food and beer. All three had extensive experience in the food and beverage business in Jasper, Alberta. So it was natural that they launch their first brewpub in this mountain town. Taking their inspiration from the town’s own unique beer culture, they opened the Jasper Brewing Company in 2005. This marked the first brewpub in a Canadian national park. From there, the passion grew. In 2010, they opened their second brewpub, Banff Avenue Brewing in Banff. By then it was clear they were on to something. They formed the umbrella company of Bearhill Brewing Company in 2012. Expansion continued with the opening of Wood Buffalo Brewing in Fort McMurray in 2013. Finally, Last Best Brewing and Distillery opened its doors in Calgary in the summer of 2014.