Team

Julien has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). A dedicated entrepreneur, he specializes in corporate finance and has extensive experience in retailing, distribution, manufacturing and the tertiary sector. In addition to ave imagined, developped and managed Glutenberg Craft Brewery along with his friend David Cayer, he is also the main founder of the Glutenberg Group’s scope strategy: Transbroue (2013) and Oshlag Brewery & Distillery (2016), Maison Agricole Joy Hill (2017) and other projects in developement. Before launching Glutenberg, he contributed to many business plans and successfully started two companies (Symbiose Gestion & Ékovia Distribution). Julien suffers from dermatitis hepiformis, the skin condition associated with celiac disease. He founded Glutenberg with two precise goals in mind: to do something he’d be passionate about and to produce the very first true and delicious gluten-free beers. A creative and ambitious visionary, he leads the Glutenberg Group by doing doing what he does best: seizing opportunities and realizing them.
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Julien Niquet
Chief Executive Officer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - APA / Clos Saragnat - « Des bulles, genre » Cider
« Life is full of opportunities waiting to be seized. »
With a master’s degree in management from HEC Montréal, David also has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UQÀM. During his time here, he traveled to the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. While in the Netherlands, he discovered his ever-growing passion for beer. David worked in marketing & communications in a renowned financial institution for over four years. In 2009, he launched Ékovia Distribution, an ecological products distribution company with Julien Niquet. David excels in interpersonal relationships. A highly effective communicator and manager, he coordinates all the activities of the microbrewery related to production, sales, marketing and business development. He has been and still is the true cornerstone of Glutenberg brand’s development and influence in Quebec and worldwide.
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David Cayer
Chief Operating Officer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA / The Ale Apothecary - Sahati
« Love thy neighbor. »
Gabriel worked with children with special needs for seven years before deciding to pursue his brewing dream. He taught himself the art of home brewing, perfected his technique at McAuslan’s Brewery and took the leap as Glutenberg’s Head Brewer in 2010. Since then, he has researched, developed and created each of Glutenberg’s beers, always looking for new ways to improve his recipes and brewing methods. His creations have been acclaimed on both the national and international stage. He is currently finishing a brewing diploma at UK’s famous Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
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Gabriel Charbonneau
Head Brewer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg – Myrcène de glace / Brasserie Abbaye St-Rémy - Rochefort 10
« We brew beer, we don’t save babies. »
Vincent is in charge of Glutenberg and its subsidiaries’ (Transbroue & Oshlag) accounting and finances. Vincent has a deep and incomparable understanding of the brewery’s internal processes, since he dabbled in every possible position, from accounting, to logistical analysis, billings and sometimes even canning and production. Holder of a CPA, CGA title, he is presently doing his master’s in tax law.
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Vincent Fournier Landry
Controller
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA / Cantillon - Rosé de Gambrinus
« Yeah...but no...It depends. »
After spending many years in the restaurant business, Caroline changed career paths after obtaining her diploma in supply management. Beginning as an intern, she quickly made her mark in the Glutenberg team. Today, she makes sure that Glutenberg and Oshlag always have their prime resources in order to function properly.
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Caroline Ruel
Supply & Inventory Coordinator
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - Myrcène de glace / Le Naufrageur - À la Bourdages
« SERIOUSLY! »
Frédéric holds a Bachelor's Degree in Consumer Sciences from Université Laval de Québec. Passionate about beer for several years, '' Fred '' already has 18 years of experience in the beverage industry. He began his career in sales for Les Brasseries Molson for which he worked for 9 years. Prior to joining the Glutenberg team, Fred held the position of National Director at Red Bull Canada. In his 10 years with Red Bull, he has created professional contacts across the country, as well as in the United States, which will undoubtedly serve Glutenberg. Intense competitor, he is an ardent supporter of the concept of team. His experience combined with his passion and his desire to win will surely help Glutenberg reach other levels in Canada and around the world.
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Frédéric Thibault
Vice president sales
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA / Red racer - ISA
« Today is the best day of my entire life! »
Alisée has a master's degree in management with a marketing specialization obtained from HEC Montréal. Real epicurean, she worked for many years in the restaurant industry. After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at UQÀM, she had the opportunity to manage a restaurant team in a hotel situed in Montreal for almost 3 years, where she made professionnal contacts and learned more about the beer and spirit industry. Fervent of good beer, Alisée is a passionate marketer who is not afraid to take different paths and especially to dare. It is with humanity and creativity that she takes over the reins of Glutenberg marketing and communications in order to promote the brand both in Canada and internationally.
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Alisée Giguère Johnson
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA / Dieu du ciel! brewery- Moralité
« "When appetite goes, anything goes!" »
Originally from France and arrived in Montreal in January 2014 after traveling for 5 years, Marine joined the Glutenberg team in March 2015. Graduated in Business Communication, she is a "touch to everything self-taught": real estate, catering, aesthetics, green spaces, bank ... so why not a working for a Microbrewery? She is currently taking care of the accounting, invoicing and administration for the 3 sister companies: Glutenberg, Oshlag and Transbroue.
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Marine Vignez
Accountant technician
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - Myrcène de Glace / Brasserie Dubuisson - Bière Cuvée des Trolls
« Business is business. »
Having extensive experience in customer service, Melanie decided to change career and to complete an AEC at CDI College in computerized financial planning. She used to avoid playing with numbers, but she now makes it a daily passion.
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Mélanie Poirier-Chrétien
Accouting Technician
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg-Blanche / Neige-Cidre SMAC
« I do not like alcool but drunkenness. »
Beginning a career as a gashon magazine stylist and costume creator, Émilie retracked her specialty and joined the Collège de Maisonneuve's Institut de Chimie et de Pétrochimie. She spends 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry where she develops admirable skills and ethics in quality control management. Her precision, discipline and good humor makes her a valuable team player.
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Émilie Hébert
Quality Control Manager
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - Blonde / Avant-Garde - Nocturne Coco
« Oh, come off it! »
A home brewer since 2010, Mathieu trained in brewing at Maska Laboratories in St-Hyacinthe. A Chambly native, he tried his hand at brewing at Shawinigan’s Microbrasserie Broadway, where he perfected his technique for a year before looking for new challenges in Montreal. He has been a brewer at Glutenberg since August 2016.
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Mathieu Lebel
Brewer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA / HopEra - Boston Marathon aged in bourbon barrels
« Fast and effective! »
Fascinated by electrical circuits and general mechanics, there is no problem that Pascal can’t solve. A real handyman, he holds a DEP (Vocational Diploma) in electromechanical engineering of automated systems. He worked at Solus Automation for seven years before combining his passion for craft brewing with his profession as an electromechanic. He keeps an eye on all of Glutenberg’s brewing and production equipment.
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Pascal Roy
Electromechanical Technician
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - Double IPA / Hofstettner - Heller Bock Saphir Zymatore
« Standards are relative. »
Alex discovered home brewing during an extended stay in Europe. Once back in Quebec, he pursued his passion as a barman at Le Cheval Blanc, l’Amère à boire and l’Espace Public, all Montreal craft breweries. After spending six months learning the ropes of beer production at Dunham at the end of his studies in cinematography, he headed to Glutenberg to begin his career as a brewer.
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Alex Benoît
Brewer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg – Glutenberg de Neige / L’amère à boire - Cerna
« We're all someone else's bourgeois. »
From woodworking to song writing as well as renovations and delivery, Francis is a man of many talents. He deepened his beer knowledge and discovered Glutenberg while working at Fromagerie Atwater, one of Montreal’s leading delicatessen grocery stores. Here, he advised customers on craft beer and fine cheese pairings.
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Francis Lalonde Belmont
Brewer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg – Lapsang d’automne / Benelux - Lapsus
« Won't be long! »
One of Glutenberg’s oldest employees, Guillaume is the canning line expert. A nature and botany lover, he worked for four years as a sales adviser at SAIL before joining the Glutenberg team. Suffering from celiac disease, Guillaume’s pivotal role in the production process contributes first hand to the brewery’s mission…and its target market!
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Guillaume Le Roy
Packaging Operator
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA / Les Vergers de la Colline - Honeycrisp Sour Cider
« The highs and lows in life are as important as breathing in and out. It’s the only way to catch our breath! »
A graduate in carpentry in 2012 and in heavy vehicle mechanics in 2016, Frédéric worked as a lifeguard as well as a swimming, aquafitness and indoor pool lifeguard instructor for seven years. He put his skills to work in the construction industry for a year before he joined the Glutenberg production team.
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Frédéric Pelletier
Packaging Operator
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - IPA ASAP / Auval - Nordet IPA
« Holly guacamolly! »
Ayant étudié en Multimédia au Collège de Maionneuve et en cinéma au collège André Grasset, Louis-Philippe se découvre une passion pour la photographie. Il développe ses aptitudes artistiques, tout en oeuvrant aux Messageries ADP, puis à la STM. Un intérêt pour la microbrasserie l'encourage à faire sa première incursion dans le monde de la bière en se joignant à l'équipe de production chez Glutenberg.
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Louis-Charles Bourgeois
Handyman
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - APA / Trou du Diable - 4 Surfer de l'apocalypso
« I'll take a look at the picture... »

Collaborators

With a bachelor’s degree in visual arts and media and a diploma in graphic design, Isabelle has worked as an independent graphic designer for the last five years. Working in close collaboration with the marketing team, she developed the vast majority of Glutenberg’s visual designs . She takes her inspiration from her love of craft brewing to design labels, posters and by-product merchandise.
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Isabelle Guérette
Graphic Designer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg – Belge de saison / Dieu du Ciel – Solstice d’été aux framboises
« That's swell! »
Ferme sans gluten is a family business consisting of Marco Vincent, a 3rd generation agriculturalist , his wife, Sylvia Hagan, and their children, Virginie & Philippe. A self-taught person, Marco has been interested for over 20 years in avant-garde and unconventional organic farming techniques. Responsible for field production and grain transformation, he started growing gluten-free grains for Glutenberg in 2011, thus establishing the beginning of a wonderful collaboration. As for Sylvia, with an education in secretarial work and agriculture, she is in charge of business development, the marketing of new products, and all of the administration tasks. As their slogan “Your health is our priority” states, they value the health of their customers above everything else.
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Marco Vincent & Sylvia Hagan
Agriculturists
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - Red
« Excellent! »
An independent developer, Bruno ensures website maintenance and optimization of employee management systems for Glutenberg and its subsidiaries. He contributed to setting up Transbroue’s automated delivery system and played a key role in implementing Oshlag and Glutenberg’s website, as well as developing their infrastructure.
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Bruno Larouche
Developer
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - APA / MABRASSERIE - Tribale Double IPA
« It’s what matters that counts. »
Having worked in the world of theater production for two decades, Francis is a technical and logistics expert. An avid biker and festival-goer, he is Glutenberg’s brand ambassador at most brewing festivals that Glutenberg participates in and also represents the brand at fairs and sports events.
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Francis Laporte
Brand Ambassador
Favorite Beers | Glutenberg - Gose / Le Castor - Yakima
« Why do something today if you can do it tomorrow? »