BgB Brewery Team

Eric Miinch – Head Brewer


Eric Miinch has been the Head Brewer at Banded Goose since 2021. A Kingsville native, Eric moved to Toronto in 2008 to be an actor. In Toronto, he was immersed with beer culture, first working at the Beer Store and later for several award winning craft breweries. He started home brewing in 2013 and scaled up his efforts when he moved back to Essex County in 2018. He first worked at The Grove Brewery, then started small batch programs at Sandwich Brewery and later at Kingsville Brewery Taphouse before landing at Banded Goose.

Eric has polished several legacy BGB recipes with his attention to detail and proficiency in water chemistry. He has released 60 original recipes in his first two years, including a silver medal award winner at the 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards. He has introduced a barreling program, which saw 2 unique barrel aged beers released at the end of 20222 and will see another 3 by the end of 2023.

He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor and a diploma in Brewing Technician Sciences from Canada Career College. He is currently pursuing certification as a Cicerone.

Any questions about brewing or BGB? Reach Eric at