About Horizon Beers

 Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Wilfried and Filip Lens came to Canada in 2000 with the intention of continuing the 20 year old family business they had established in their hometown. With the interest in the Craft beer market growing, this father/son combo quickly recognized there was a lack of premium, highly regarded beers available in the Canadian market. Being from Belgium, a part of the world notorious for brewing historically outstanding quality beers, the family owned import company Horizon Beers began. After establishing a contract with the iconic brewery, Duvel Moortgat, immediately Horizon Beers began importing the most sought after Belgium brews. One particular focus was on attaining and distributing products from all 6 Belgium Trappist breweries and Horizon Beers recently secured distribution in Canada of  the highly coveted Westvleteren, the #1 rated beer in the world. To date Horizon Beers imports only the best Belgium craft beers and has expanded its representation to include premium brands from Germany, Czech Republic as well as the USA.

 In 2011 a key member, Vince Schaeffer, was added to the Horizon Beers team. Vince took on the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing and helped grow the company to become the National sales agency of Duvel Moortgat and various other breweries.

In 2014 James Hume joined the Horizon Beers team to manage Ontario, Manitoba and the Maritimes. Previously James worked for the Beer and Cider Category for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) for over 7 years, most recently as the Beer and Cider buyer. James brings to Horizon Beers a wealth of industry insight, knowledge and a passion for good beer.

 Horizon Beers is committed to executing exceptional representation of the world's best premium craft beers and strives to keep expanding its portfolio to include many more exciting products. The company's focus is to provide great beer to both on-premise and retail accounts through bottle and keg distribution.