New community minded company to include Stockyards Coffee, Stockyards Brewery and plans for 70,000 sq.ft manufacturing hospitality, catering and event space at St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market District.

Kitchener, ON – Ignite Group of Brands and Schlegel Urban Developments today announced the launch of their joint venture – Stockyards Beverage Company.

“Both of our families have strong entrepreneurial spirit and deep roots in the area and our partnership with Schlegel Urban Developments is about just that; investing in the community’s future. Stockyards Beverage Company brings an exciting chance to create something special in Waterloo Region,” said, Willy Huber Jr., CEO of Ignite Group of Brands. “The expansion of our existing brewery and roastery into the St. Jacobs Market District provides us the rare opportunity to join and enhance an already prominent destination by adding jobs, supporting our incredible neighbours and creating a unique craft experience for our customers.”  

The Schlegel family is proud to partner with the Huber family to launch an exciting new chapter in our three-generation family business story. The thread which stiches together our various endeavours in the RBJ Schlegel organization is the consistent desire to build healthy and vibrant communities. Stockyards Beverage Company and the creation of a unique brew hall and coffee house experience at the St. Jacobs Market District is a creative and enjoyable way to bring people together. This project will take one of Ontario’s most beloved and iconic farmers markets to a new level as a unique family destination,” said James Schlegel, CEO, Schlegel Urban Developments/RBJ Schlegel.  

As Stockyards Beverage Company expands its focus on new ventures within the Waterloo Region and surrounding community, it will continue to craft beer and coffee at their existing brewery and roastery located within the Catalyst 137:  

Stockyards Coffee – OPEN NOW!
Coffeehouse and Roastery officially opens April 26 (take-out only due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Location: Inside Catalyst137, 137 Glasgow Street, Unit 390, Kitchener
Led by Roastmaster, Chris Johnston.
The roastery will introduce some new blends and single origins, along with signature roasts.
Instagram: @stockyardscoffee