Taras Manzie is the owner and founder of Lake of the Woods Brewing in Kenora, Ontario. What started as a small brewery has expanded into an expanded 102-year-old fire hall with a 275-seat tap room with an active working brewery. LOW’s signature beer comes in bottles called “growlers” and are the first of their kind to be released into stores. Just last week while in Toronto for business, Taras was asked to be one of the suppliers for the PanAm games this summer!
In this interview with Taras, he discussed his entrepreneurial experiences, and shared his insights on creating a product people love and enjoy. He is so passionate about brewing quality beer and maintaining a great brand, while also treating his employees the way he would want to be treated, he mentioned that he wouldn’t make his employees do anything he wouldn’t be willing to do. Taras is largely involved in all aspects of the business, from brewing, to sweeping! He mentioned his excitement for the future of the business, as well as his children.