About Bombay Beer

The Bombay Beer Story

We wanted to bring Indian Beers from India and introduce them to the American sub continent. We brought in a few shipments. Getting the beer from India took around 6 to 9 weeks in shipping. Another 3 to 4 weeks warehousing. Logistics were very challenging. Shipping was expensive. Often they lost the freshness and couldn’t sustain the journey. That made us wanting to brew them here locally. Using our recipe, Indian style beer. We traveled across and found few places and decided we brew in two cities. Vancouver and Toronto. Both cities we found the best water sources, availability of good Barley and fine hops. And in Vancouver we started our first brew. We will be starting to brew in Toronto shortly. Lot of hard work has been put into it. It is for you to enjoy.

Andres Palma Master Brewer, Craft Collective Beerworks

Andres was born in Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras in Central America. After doing Bachelor of Science in Chemical engineering his passion took him to brewing.

Working in a brewery he gained some practical hands-on experience in every department. He wasn’t satisfied. Andres went to study Brewing Technology in Germany and graduated from the Doemens Academy in Gräfelfing, He moved to Hamburg after completing his studies and did his internship as the Industrial Brew Master at Holsten Brewery.

He travelled Germany, Czech Republic and Austria exploring beer. He worked at Cervecería Hondureňa in Honduras and with breweries in South Africa, Panama and El Salvador, until he moved to Canada and joined Molson Coors where he served for five years as the Director of Brewing and Compliance in Vancouver.

Member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) , Brewing Association and Beer Canada; He’s also an instructor at Kwantlen Polythecnic University for the KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations program where he trains upcoming Brewers. He takes special care to stay up to date with all of the new advances in brewing technology, and he is always learning while he imparts his knowledge and skills to his students. His journey to India was a total different experience. He worked with different breweries as a consultant and trainer. He enjoyed the Indian Style of Beer and he wanted to recreate that Indian experience. Bombay Pilsner is one of his master crafts.

Vijay Peters Senior Brewer

Vijay hails from Jagadhri, Haryana. After graduating from a Hotel School he went on to work with Clarks group of hotels. But his love for beer and wanting to learn to brew good beer took him to Renowned Mohan Meakins Solan Brewery. He mastered his brewing skills here and he went on to work with various breweries within India.

All the while his favourite was the India Pale Ale brew. The original brew by Edward Dyer from the 1820s then known as Lion. Asia’s First Beer. Over the years he mastered the skill of the perfect brew. Following his own continuous hopping method, Sealing in the Hoppy Flavours without being overly bitter.

A well balanced beer you can drench yourself with spicy food. As he brews his Finest IPA here he still works as a consultant with different craft breweries in India.