Founded in 2012, Big Rig Brewery began on a modest 10 barrel system. Today, they are the largest craft brewery in Ottawa.
The strength of the Big Rig Brewery brand lies with its brewmaster, Lon Ladell. With 20 years of experience—starting in Victoria, B.C. to consulting with numerous breweries and then creating Big Rig alongside his partners—he has risen the brand’s notoriety through its actual product.
Dedicated to pure craftsmanship and using only the best quality ingredients, Ladell takes great pride in reinventing classic styles and crafting emerging ones. He is also instrumental in training the next generation, bringing in young brewers to learn the trade the right way.
Passion for the craft has led to multiple awards including New Brewery of the Year in Ontario (2013), 19 medals at the Ontario Brewing Awards and one gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards.