Our Story

In 1993, a home brewing kit was purchased and the seed was planted for the bigger dream. Today, that dream is now Orléans’ local micro-brewery where beer is brewed with the best products possible.

Our ambition is to place the ingredients at the heart of our creative process and to let their characteristics express themselves simply and harmoniously. The malts and hops used are selected from the best varieties around the world, according to their aromatic and taste profiles. No additives, dyes, preservatives and extracts are involved in our production process.

THANK YOU for joining us on this ride.



Yann Lemieux
chief everything officer/founder

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Q. What inspired you to switch careers to the craft beer industry?
A. I was turning 40 and it was either I got myself a sportscar and new wife or I changed careers. Joking aside, it was the right time to make my dream since the age of 16, come true.

Q. Favourite beer style to drink:
A. Each occasion has its appropriate beer but it needs to be served in the correct glassware.

Q. What is your current go-to beer, other than one of yours?
A. English Bitter from Flora Hall

Q. Favourite country travelled?
A. Scubadiving in Oman

Q. When not at OBC, where can you find Yann?
A. in the OBC van…

Q. Favourite food?
A. Osso Bucco

Q. What’s your favourite chips?
A. Pringles Salt & Vinegar

Head Brewer

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Q. Favourite beer style to make?
A. Definitely Stouts. I love the mixing of the dark grain in the mash, and the smell of the mash.

Q. What is your current go-to beer, other than one of yours?
A. Labbatt 50   #guiltypleasure

Q. When not at OBC, where can you find Adam?
A. Usually at home with my fiancee Maria and dog Moe. From time to time I will play hockey, at varying degrees of success.

Q. What’s your favourite donut?
A. Like Bob and Doug McKenzie would say, a jelly. Love the jelly filled donuts.

Q. What is something everyone is surprise to know about you?
A.  That I finished my high schooling in Tokyo, Japan.


Press Inquiries
Brewery Questions

yann @ OBCbeer.com


Licensee Sales
Marketing Inquiries

celia @ OBCbeer.com


Events, Group
Kitchen Inquiries

jamie @ OBCbeer.com


Say hi
to our team

Since before launching this project, we've met amazing people along our travels and at the various events across Ontario but the ones who help us carry on this dream are the ones who work next to us and whom share their love of beer and the Ottawa/Orléans communities.

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Celia Lemieux

Co-founder + Chief Cheerleader of Marketing

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Jamie Kelly

Events + FOH - AKA
Jamie of all Trades

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Leo Terry

of the

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Hélio Cotrim


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our wonderful  support staff that make the rest of us look good.

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4380 INNES RD.
(at Tenth Line)
Ottawa (Orléans)
K4A 3W3

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