The Brewmaster

Viv C. Jones, Brewmaster

Amanda Butt is our Brewmaster and Innovation Ambassador. She oversees our entire process to ensure Great Western continues to brew some of the world’s greatest tasting beer, right here in the prairies.

Amanda is Canadian-born and originally from Newfoundland, where she gained a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. She has also holds a Master of Science degree in brewing and distilling from the world-renowned Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Before joining us, Amanda led brewing research and development—helped launch over 20 new beers—at the Boston Beer Company, Massachusetts. Prior to this role, she worked in Canada with Labatt Brewing Company (AB InBev).

Amanda joins Great Western at an exciting time. She’s here to create award-winning beer, maintain our international brewing reputation and bring innovative thinking to the Great Western brewing process.