Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Mandie can often be found snagging ground balls at second base or meticulously scorekeeping. A fan of sour ales, IPAs and porters, Mandie actually hated beer until the summer of 2010, when she discovered flavourful craft beers. She works tirelessly to craft the Left Field brand with a keen eye and attention to detail.
Hailing from Brampton, Ontario, Mark Murphy has been an avid baseball player and fan since his t-ball days. Usually found coaching or playing third base, some of Mark’s favourite beer styles include saisons and IPAs. Mark left his past life as a Chartered Accountant and worked his way through the brewing industry’s farm system. After graduating from Niagara College’s inaugural brewing program and working for Canada’s largest brewery, he opened Left Field Brewery with Mandie in 2013.
A self-described East Yorker, Austin enjoys the simple things in life. While not a ballplayer, he’s the best Designated Sitter in the game. An engineer turned brewer and graduate of Niagara College’s inaugural brewing class, he appreciates well-crafted, drinkable beers. That, and 80’s synth pop.
A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Rob is a technically-minded guy who loves using science to make delicious things. You can find him on the mound throwing his signature changeup and always on a mission to throw the perfect knuckleball. He loves modern, hoppy beers that are aromatic, juicy and possess a gentle bitterness. A former Dungeon Master, Rob has come a long way from his first job in a DNA lab diagnosing blood diseases.
Hailing from beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland, Dan has spent most of his life on the island. While not a baseball fan, he prefers spending a few hours making pizza from scratch and sipping on a beer (preferably a Berliner Weisse, Flanders Red or lambic). Dan is a former conservation biologist and avid hiker/mountain biker/snowboarder and once spent three summers living in a tent in the mountains of Northern Labrador collecting data.
Born and raised in Malvern, Ontario, Kevin left the automotive repair industry, pursuing his passion for quality craft beer through a position on the Left Field roster. A ballplayer since the age of four, you can find Kevin on the base path, stretching singles into triples. His ideal paring is 1000+ ft of skiable powder, fresh beer and pizza. When not milling, packaging or helping with grain-out, Kevin is a taste panel all-star with a nose for off-flavours. He’s also been known to spontaneously cut a rug.
Mike’s an industry vet with years of obsessively cleaned draught lines and installs under his belt. Artistically minded, Mike’s a writer, illustrator, home brewer and hobby home chef. Mike’s truly a family man to the core, either spending his off hours renovating his house or hanging with his kids. He also happens to be pretty handy and built our Tap Room bar.
Hauling kegs around the city with a smile, Tory is our super-outgoing man-about-town. He’s a YouTube Auto-Tune rap sensation and a fashion entrepreneur. A country boy who once lived in the Miss Vickie’s (potato chips) barn, Tory has recently come to love big city living and finds his way around the streets of T.O. like a pro.
Hailing from Bobcaygeon, Ontario, where the constellations reveal themselves one star at a time, Amanda plays first-base or catcher and loves a good Berliner Weisse. When not in the tap room serving up smiles and great beer, she is a scorekeeping master, a skill first taught to her by her grandfather.
Originally from Pickering, Ontario, Justin is a second baseman, center fielder, and Prud’homme Certified Beer Sommelier. After working for almost a decade with the tech industry’s largest company, he pursued a new career in the wide world of craft beer. He loves refreshing saisons, tart sours and can’t resist a blistering air-guitar solo.
Our favourite American import, Caitlin hails from Lansing, Michigan. While not a ballplayer, she’d much rather take in the game with a beer in hand than hit the field. She enjoys an array of IPAs and a well-made Berliner Weisse and also possesses a world of in-depth coffee knowledge. Caitlin is a cross-stitching master and shares her talent and creativity through a series of interactive classes in Toronto.
Mike hails from Crowcombe, Somerset, England, located nowhere near London. New to the game, Mike has discovered a talent for snatching up dingers in the outfield with his “baseball mitten”. He’s a longtime fan of IPAs but has become partial to dry-hopped sours. He has worked in a number of UK craft breweries, honing his skills. He is a dog lover and self-declared “pizza beast” and contrary to popular belief, is most certainly NOT Australian.
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily is an adventure seeker, always on the lookout for the next new experience. While not a baseball player, she loves hanging out in the bleachers with cold beers and enjoying the sunshine. Emily loves the bitter bite and citrus flavours of a well-hopped IPA and is fascinated by the versatility of hops.
Hailing from the Burlington “bubble”, Rachel can be found at the snack bar instead of the field. Once upon a time, Rachel actually disliked beer, but was converted by the bubblegum and banana flavours of a delicious Hefeweizen. As a seasoned world-traveller, she experienced her toughest challenges (and her proudest accomplishment) summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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