Company Bio

CRAFT Beer Market is a revered premium casual restaurant chain in Canada, celebrated for its commitment to fresh local food and exceptional craft beer. The brainchild of founder PJ L’Heureux, CRAFT Beer Market boasts the largest selection of draft beer in the country, reinforcing its standing as a go-to destination for beer enthusiasts. PJ L’Heureux’s fascination with beer was ignited long before the inception of CRAFT. A transformative trip to Portland, Oregon, allowed him to witness the burgeoning craft brewing scene and the growing appreciation for local food. Inspired by this, PJ envisioned a hub where people could come together to relish in the harmonious pairing of fresh local food and globally sourced beers. After dedicating a year to refining the concept, PJ enlisted the partnership of his childhood friends, John Liwag and Rob Swiderski. Together, they launched the first CRAFT Beer Market in Calgary in 2011. The concept immediately resonated with patrons, solidifying CRAFT’s place in the local culinary and craft beer scene. Since its successful inception, CRAFT has grown exponentially, extending its unique dining experience to Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Toronto. Each location is an embodiment of the company’s core values, providing fresh local food and an unparalleled selection of craft beers. CRAFT Beer Market continues to inspire a love for craft beer and local food, remaining a beloved fixture in Canada’s premium casual dining landscape.