Our Story

Starting with an idea formed over sharing a home brew with friends and bringing that craft beer love to our community of Thunder Bay, Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. slowly grew with hard work and supportive customers from a few beers in 2012 to a diverse portfolio of beers daily.

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. moved from its starter home to its current site in 2016 and added to the packaging and production line. Within a year, a unique taproom experience developed that looks over our many stainless tanks and an inclusive storefront to showcase our merchandise and some local collaborations that greets everyone when you arrive at our door.

Our Team

We believe in not only building a great team, but building a family, and we are lucky enough to have done both. Every job is interconnected and everyone needs to work together, sharing the same goal, making and sharing great beer for everyone to enjoy!

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.

Located at 712 Macdonell St., Sleeping Giant beer is brewed right here in Thunder Bay, with local employees to boot. From our decks, to our docks, to the top of the giant – our backyard is your backyard.

Local Malt from Canada Malting

When we say local, we mean local. Our beer is brewed fresh in Thunder Bay, with water from Lake Superior and grain malted at Canada Malting – about 4km from the brewery. We want to bring you the best, so we use the best, right from our backyard.

Brewed and Packaged In-House

SGBC packages over 25,000 cans weekly in-house, thanks to you – our loyal beer lovers!

Discover Our Fresh Beer, Because You Can

We love beers of all styles and share that love by brewing diverse flavourful brews from classic styles to hop forward to experimental.

Our Taproom

Come in and grab one of our fresh Northern beers in the taproom. We have some delicious local snacks and locally-made pizzas, fresh to order. We also welcome outside food in our taproom, so feel free to bring in some take-out, or order delivery right to the brewery! We invite you to chill, have a beer, and enjoy!


Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is proud to be a community supporter. We care about where we live and are always looking for ways to help the city that has helped us grow. We consider ourselves a community hub and a place where anyone can come and enjoy a beer with friends.

Craft Cares

$48,716 Donated!

From January 1 until February 14, for every SGBC product sold at participating Licensee locations, $0.50 from us will be donated to local charities. We love supporting local and want to celebrate all of our amazing Licensees with the Craft Cares movement to show you that #CraftCares. Our team is helping our Licensees make a positive impact with the charities and organizations that they care about, giving back, one beer at a time.