Graham Sherman

Graham Sherman Craft Disruptor

A self-professed 'high-level geek', Graham Sherman is on the forefront of Calgary's craft brewing movement. Scratch that. He's leading the pack. If you want to know what it takes to grow a small business with humble beginnings into an industry juggernaut, kicking ass and taking names every step of the way, then this is who you need to see.

Co-owner and Co-founder | Tool Shed Brewing Company

Graham Sherman is a self-professed “high level geek” who, together with his business partner Jeff Orr worked throughout Afghanistan on contracts for the Canadian and US governments and military forces, installing encrypted, tactical communication networks. By day, they rolled around Afghanistan in armoured vehicles, “geeking out” in the world of satellite communications. By night, they aimed their obsessive, high-level thinking at mastering hobbies such as coffee, BBQ, controlling their houses back home in Canada remotely with their iPhones….and finally, perfecting batches of craft beer brewed out of his back yard Tool Shed.

Together with his partner, Graham launched Tool Shed Brewing Company in 2013 and has never looked back. Now sold in over 1000 locations throughout Western Canada, Tool Shed has its 22,000 square foot headquarters in Calgary, and the duo behind the brand has also been nominated as Canadian Entrepreneur of the year, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, with programs in 145 cities in 60 countries. They were also named as winners of Calgary’s 2016 “Top 40 Under 40” recognition from Avenue magazine.

CRAFT REVOLUTION: Graham Sherman, Jim Love, Andrew Gordon

  • 02 May 2018
  • Main Stage
  • 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm