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Our Story

Stephen and Amy Beard started this journey to give back to the community of Fort St John and to show their 2 kids that chasing dreams is possible. 


Stephen is a home brewer and full-time FSJ firefighter and loved created tasty recipes


They are both passionate about their community and couldn't believe that Northeastern BC had no craft breweries.


December 2016

They decided that the residents of FSJ deserved great local craft beer.


March 2017 

They found used equipment from Rossland, BC and the crazy journey began!


Stephen went down to Rossland to learn how to brew on the larger system

A few months later he went down again to load all the equipment on a trailer and drive the 16 hrs back to FSJ. 


They found an amazing space right on the historic Alaska Highway 

They renovated and installed everything themselves and quickly got the 1st four beers in the fermentors.


Doors opened Nov 2017 and they became Fort St John's 1st Craft Brewery!!!


Beard's Brewing is passionate about supporting local

All their hops and all but 2 of their malts are all grown in BC. 

They believe in chasing passion and at Beard's, they are passionate about beer!