About Us

About the Company

Since our launch at the 2015 Great Canadian Homebrew Conference June 20th, we at Short Finger Brewing Co. have been working hard to support and build the homebrew community in Waterloo Region. We're on track to become the leading source for homebrew supplies Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph, and have recently opened a retail space at 20 Hurst Ave. in Kitchener to support our growing business. Please find out more about our homebrewing mission by reading our blog, and by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We love hosting our monthly Homebrew Hangouts in the area, and would love to share some homebrew with you all!


About the Staff

Established in 2015, Short Finger Brewing Company is owned and operated by Rob Hern with support from his wife, Kat.

Rob Hern - Owner, Homebrewer, Chief Beer Lover
Rob is a beer lover, BJCP certified judge, and avid homebrewer who has been working in the beer industry for the past seven years. Before that, he attended Trent University, where he spent his days dreaming of one day opening a small brewery. While there, he managed to pay most of his bills by throwing parties. The quality of his beer has come a long way since the days of pitching yeast at the local brew-your-own facility! These days, he spends his time brewing in his backyard, and counting inventory. 

Kat Rogers-Hern - Beer Educator, Social Media Director, Supportive Wife 
Kat is a teacher, a librarian, and a beer lover. While she was late to the party and didn't start drinking beer until her mid-twenties, Rob's passion and enthusiasm for beer were contagious. The more she learned - and sampled - the more she loved it. Now, she wants the rest of the world to know about the history, values, and processes associated with brewing this delicious beverage. She is a Prud'Homme certified beer sommelier, and is actively working towards certifications with the BJCP and Cicerone beer certification programs.