Toronto, Ontario – On April 5th former Mill Street Brewery Brewmaster Joel Manning passed away at age 52. Canadian Beer News reported that the cause has not been officially revealed, but unofficial reports say that it was due to a heart attack.
Mill Street Brewery released this statement via Facebook:
On Friday the Canadian Brewing Industry lost a pioneer, a great brewer & an extraordinary man. Joel Manning’s impact will be long remembered in our industry but it is his friendship, mentorship, heartfelt advice & honest enjoyment in connecting with people that will be missed most. We’ve been reading the tributes & memories shared of Joel. Knowing that his kindness & influence touched so many has helped us to cope with this devastating news. The entire Mill Street family is thinking of Joel & his family – forever a brewmaster, forever our friend.