Our vision was born out of enjoyment for the binding elements of life. The spirit of community sharing; Drink, food, conversation, space, and ideas. We carry a strong appreciation for the boundless limits created by hard work. We’re influenced by the natural elements of our surroundings, fueled by creative thinking, and driven to make the highest quality product.
In 2012, friends Anthony Frustagli, Nick Paladino, and Mike Sleeman quit their cushy day jobs to go all in on a shared dream of opening their very own craft brewery. Although bursting with ambition and excitement, the founding trio needed a technical lead to bring their ideas to life. Enter Graham With, a highly respected and well-known Vancouver homebrewer perfect for the position. Next up was the need for a seasoned sales lead to help bring P49 to the greater community. Friend Michael Tod confidently filled this position, bringing diehard craft beer enthusiast Scott Venema along with him. And just like that, Parallel 49 Brewing Company had its first six investors – and its first six employees.
Today, Parallel 49 Brewing is sold in over 100 cities across Canada, serving up more than 70 unique brews per year. With over 90 employees, P49’s next step is to move farther into Eastern Canada while continuing to deliver on their mission statement: Making great beer accessible to all!