Brad Barta

Assistant Brewer

Brad is not only the Assistant Brewer at Niagara College Teaching Brewery, but he is also a graduate of the NC Brewmaster and Brewery Management program! Brad brings 10+ years of brewing experience to the team and has been awarded many accolades including Taps magazine’s 2016 Golden Boot Award and has won multiple brewing competitions through Niagara College.

Brad is not only the Assistant Brewer at Niagara College Teaching Brewery, but he is also a graduate of the NC Brewmaster and Brewery Management program! Brad brings 10+ years of brewing experience to the team and has been awarded many accolades including Taps magazine’s 2016 Golden Boot Award and has won multiple brewing competitions through Niagara College.

As Brad tells it, he hails from “all over Ontario”. He has had the pleasure of living across most of our beautiful province, from Windsor to the North West, and many places in between! His passion for beer was ignited in his 20s when he spent time traveling through Germany, Belgium and the UK.

He started off home brewing and eventually into commercial brewing at WhiteWater Brewing Co. in the Ottawa Valley. His developing brew skills combined with years of small business management encouraged him to pursue this in a professional capacity with the eventual goal of owning his own brewery. So began his stint as a student, and now instructor, at NC Teaching Brewery.

Brad can usually be found sharing his passion and knowledge at our Teaching Brewery, guiding students through the fundamentals of brewing, or out pounding the pavement to promote his new venture, Wooden Horse Brewing Company.