At Schoolhouse Craft Beer we are passionate about all things beer.  We are on a continuous educational adventure, learning all we can about this complex and beautiful beverage so that we can pass on that knowledge to those around us.  We believe that craft beer is more than just something to be consumed, it’s an experience with a rich history and interesting story waiting to be told.  When class is in session, grab a glass and join us.  Cheers!

Doug Appeldoorn  

Beer Educator and Craft Brewer

Doug is a Prud'homme® Master Beer Sommelier, craft brewer, and beer educator.  He also conducts tastings and teaches Prud’Homme Beer Certification classes, and is a spirited advocate of all things beer.  Doug is also an active brewer and spends as much time as he can creating new and exciting beer recipes.  Doug is always excited to discover new beers, whether home-brewed, craft-brewed, or imported from across the world.  Doug is also one of the co-founders of the People’s Pint Brewing Collective.  An organization dedicated to the promotion and sale  of Small Batch Artisanal Beers.


Mick McNamara 

Beer Educator and Sales Rep

Mick has completed the Prud'homme Level 3 certification program and is now a fully qualified Beer Sommelier and Certified Cicerone.  Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he moved to Toronto in 2006 and started drinking craft beer soon after.  He is currently the Toronto Rep for The Collingwood Brewery. In his spare time (as if anybody has any of that!), he writes a blog about food and beer under the twitter handle Hopgobblin.  He also does some homebrewing and generally loves everything to do with beer.