Our Team

Craft brewing is blowing up these days but it wasn't always like this. Craft beer used to be a small segment of the drinking population and an even smaller section of the brands at the beer store. The market was dominated by the big boys but all that has been changing as more people learn about, sample and develop a taste for interesting craft beers.

Black Oak Brewing is a brewery and bottle shop located in Etobicoke. Our roster of beers include pale ales, brown ales, bitter brews and a variety of seasonal and experimental offerings.



Black Oak relies on great people to make great beer and get it to our customers. The people we work with are our strongest asset. Each person’s contributions are very important to our success. Learn more about the specialized team that carefully crafts Black Oak into the beer it is.

Ken Woods


Ken Woods

Owner & President

Certified management accountant. OCB secretary & Board of Director member. Certified BJCP Beer judge. Un-official industry photographer. Brewery tour guide.



Adam Shier







Paul Dickey

Associate Brewer






Kate Galna

Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager