Who we are

Our Story

DD Imports embraces the best of the “new wave” of brewers which are making a mark and are today’s trend setters.  The Craft Beer industry is constantly reinventing itself: bigger and hazier IPAs are always in the works; there’s a new “hot” brewery opening before you have the chance to check out the last one.  It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that today craft beer lovers may overlook the great innovators and stories behind their vision and execution. While Burton on Trent and Bamburg brewers treasure and trumpet their past,  and the new wave of brewers tend to eschew theirs:  we pass labels every day that herald the forefathers of the industry, without even knowing what they mean, but in many ways they’re one of the last public indicators of those who came before and their influence. As it is, the labels from Traquair House, Ayinger and Samuel Smith act as a road map through the history of brewing – it just takes a little investigating. Here we present the backstories on influential breweries that you probably never thought twice about.  

DD Imports COO, Vern Raincock,  was an advocate for the fledgling Calgary Beer Festival in 2005, inviting influential brewers and brewery owners to introduce Calgarians to learn about the History of Beer, its ingredients and styles. Since the opening of Olds College Brewery in 2012, Vern volunteers annually on the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Industry Advisory Committee & has been a guest lecturer introducing students to packaging innovation, batch yield & shelf life improving dry hopping techniques, as well as on and off-premise sales and marketing strategies.

In 2009, DD Imports with help from Calgary Flames Alumni and local volunteers in Montana founded the Craft Brewers Hockey League. Co-rec teams from Airdrie to Polson Montana play outdoors to help fund-raise for the Flathead Valley Hockey Association in Kalispell MT.  It has grown from 4 teams over 1 day to a 3-day event in 2018.

DD Imports COO sourced and introduced Brew Dog, Shmaltz & Tamarack and other top-rated brews into western Canada. The company currently represents award-winning craft brewers & cider makers from around the world.

Meet our Brewers

Here you can find out more details about the breweries and brands we are representing. To find out more about the beers, please click on the small beer-mug icon of each brewery...
Bee Have

Bee Have

Canada & USA

In June 2012, destinies collided in the regional centre Medicine Hat Alberta where the creative forces behind DeLancey Direct and Sweet Pure Honey met at a local watering hole. Within an hour, a respected Craft Brewer from Montana confirmed that they were interested in the Colla"Buzz""ation between Sweet Pure Honey, DeLancey Direct and Madison River Brewing to produce a beer to celebrate DeLancey Direct's 1st decade in business as well as Sweet Pure Honey's third year aniversary...

Jizake Japan

Jizake Japan

Japan

Jizake Japan is a consortium of 40 sake breweries across Japan with its head office in Tokyo. This organization is established in 1975 to share and develop sake making technologies among members, and to mutually help member's marketing. All the member breweries are small to medium size breweries and are strongly rooted with the local culture. Jizake Japan started to export its member's premium sake in year 2000.

News & Stories

Here you'll find all relevant news and stories about DD Imports. New Breweries, new beer releases, events and other important updates can be found here...

Our new website

In the past few weeks we have been improving our website. A bit more modern, more product and brewery informations as well as faster and better responsive as the one we used to have. In Read more…

Get in Touch

Here's how you can get in touch with us. You can either write us my snail mail, email, phone, skype or the form to the right of this page... your choices...

Our Address

DD Imports
Agency No. 300311
PO Box 70065 | Creekside RPO
Airdrie | AB | T4B 0V9
Canada

Your contact

Vern Raincock
+1-587-503-5555
Mon - Fri, 8:00-17:00
csr@ddimports.ca

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