KINGSTON, ON – The Kingston Whig-Standard reports that two Kingston breweries along with a third in Belleville have been amalgamated until a single parent company.
Skeleton Park owner and CEO Trevor Lehoux tells the paper that the purchases came about due to his need to expand the brewery to keep up with demand. He and new partners Keith Smalbill and Joe Torres found out about both Spearhead and Signal being up for sale around the same time, and decided to put in offers for both businesses.
Skeleton Park was launched in 2016 by Lehoux and his wife Becky Lu as a contract brewery, and moved into its physical location in 2019, taking over the space from the now defunct King’s Town Beer Company.
Spearhead was founded in 2011 by Dimitri van Kampen in Toronto, and operated as a contract brewery for several years before being purchased by Josh Hayter, who opened the bricks-and-mortar facility in Kingston in 2018.
According to Lehoux, both Skeleton Park and Spearhead will continue to operate independently with existing staff and beer line-ups for the time being. He says plans are also in motion to reopen Signal, which has been closed since late summer, and he hopes to re-establish it as an “events-driven destination”.
For more details, see the full Whig-Standard article.
Source: Kingston Whig-Standard
Photo: Skeleton Park Brewery