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.