Being in the construction industry for the last 30 years Mike and Donna both share a love for historic buildings. Built-in a very different time than what we are all used to today, the buildings were a reflection of their necessity. Their character, workmanship and charm speak to the way things might have been back then. The King George Hotel is one of those.
Built-in 1845, Mike & Donna are the 6th owners of this property. After extensively renovating the second floor of the hotel as well as the brick stable and “box building” in the back from 2000 to 2003, Mike and Donna then focused on running their construction business and raising their three kids.
About three years ago, the planning began to return a part of the building’s history to what it once was. To bring it back to its roots of being a place of hospitality that served the community’s needs of a place to gather, eat, drink, and share fun times.
Born in Newmarket, but raised in Scugog, Steven’s passion for beer started at a young age. An avid cook he constantly searched for new beers to try and pair with food. He went to university for biochemistry and microbiology, but eventually ended up following his dream of becoming a brewer.
Steven has been in the brewing industry since 2012. A graduate of Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program. Cutting his teeth at Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in Barrie. He worked as their Experimental Brewer crafting many specialty brews as well as brews still drunk today.
Steven looks forward to showcasing a wide variety of beer styles, tastes, flavours, and experiences. He is excited to collaborate with Chef Dave to see what we can create together.