The Team


Shane McCarthy

Founder & President

Shane comes from a corporate background in the insurance industry.  He founded Market Brewing with the dream of opening a brewery that focuses on awesome, handmade, local, craft beers and to create a space where the community will gather to enjoy these wonderful beverages.  Shane is a hop lover who you’ll always see with a big smile on his face and a great pair of funky socks on his feet.  

When not working at the brewery Shane can be found in his element spending time with his two children and wife.  He also loves strapping on the pads and playing some puck when time permits.


Bill Gianopoulos

Taproom Manager

Bill brings a variety of experiences to the Taproom at Market Brewing. He’s spent many years in Management and Sales in the telecommunications and apparel industries. As a graduate of journalism, Bill has called sports on TV and he was the ‘Sports Guy’ on 102.1 the edge. Bill’s taking his experiences and applying them to one of his biggest passions; craft beer.

Bill is proud to be involved in his community and has spent several seasons coaching with both the Aurora Tigers and Newmarket Hurricanes. His love for craft beers is always growing and evolving. Still, he’s most content with a Bear Hug in his hands, sitting up north on the dock, while his girlfriend sips on a Beswick Lager with some old tunes blasting in the background.


Colin MacMillan

4th Line Grinder / Sales Rep

Being on the fourth line your job is simple; get beers in deep and go to the dirty areas. Keep grinding and good things will happen!

Piers Simpkin

Piers Simpkin

Marketing and Outside Events Manager

Piers is a man that wears many hats, from graphic design, tour/event management to being the family Apple support genius.

Spending half of his 20’s tour managing and booking bands throughout North American gave him the opportunity to visit and sample so many great craft breweries. Enjoying countless beer styles brought him to becoming a beer sommelier. This exposure developed his love of hops and supporting local industries.

When Piers isn’t at Market Brewery you can find him discovering the latest craft beer or off hiking and travelling with his wife and son by his side.


Josh Uttley

Brewer / Glasses

Growing up in Oregon, Josh was surrounded by good beer. His very first beer was a craft beer, and while he didn’t like it at the time, he can’t get enough now. Making and drinking delicious beers are his two passions. His favorite types of beer are Imperial Stouts, Hazy IPA’s, and Sours. When he’s not making, drinking, or thinking about beer, he’s spending time with his amazing wife, wonderful dog, and two exasperating kittens.


Erik Lemaire


Born a lager but identifying as an ale, Erik is a natural born joker with an invested interest in the ever-growing world of small batch beer. Market Brewing gave him his ticket into the world of beer as a Cellarman in 2018 for which he will always be grateful, learning early on that there’s a reason it’s called craft beer; it’s an art!

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