From Beat One


We’re here! We finally made it.  The Counterpoint Brewing Company is opening its doors.

This is a day that Rich and I have been dreaming of, planning for and anticipating for about 2 years. Mind you, 2 years ago we had no idea what our name would be, or where it would be located. We had no clue what our brand would look like and felt like we would just be getting our hopes up if we began to imagine what kind of vibe our tap room would have. The only thing we knew was that we were going to do it. We were going to make delicious beer, and share it with wonderful people like you, people who love beer as much as we do.

It wasn’t long ago that we were out and about, trying out the latest beer at the newest brewery. But things changed a bit after deciding to build a brewery. While we developed what would become Counterpoint, we contemplated every sip we took, and analyzed every tap room we sat in, down to every last detail.

Although drinking an IPA wasn’t just for the pleasure of drinking a damn good IPA anymore, we discovered the most amazing thing. The Ontario brewing community. Nobody was threatened by (dare I say) ‘competition’ opening down the street. Not one person said, “don’t do it, there are too many breweries in town.” Our passion for craft beer shined as bright as our willingness build our brewery, and everyone supported us. We felt welcome in this industry and that feeling gave us even more motivation to arrive here.

We belong here, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of the craft beer movement. But most of all, what really brings us joy is having the opportunity to slide a sparkling Counterpoint Brewing Company glass across our handmade concrete bar top and say these three words: “Enjoy your beer.”

Our Grand Opening will feature a great selection of beer that we have worked hard to bring to you. We can’t wait for you to try them and take some home. We’re going to keep it simple – no glitz and glamour, no band or food truck, just good old fashioned (and new age) beer. We want you to get to know us, and get to know what we’re going to bring to the table in the KW craft beer market.

We built Counterpoint so you could feel welcome here. Please join us for our Grand Opening February 16th 2019 from 4pm to 9pm.

Welcome to Counterpoint!

Graeme Kobayashi & Rich Hrytzak
Counterpoint Brewing Co.