Ivan MacKinnon founded MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. with his brother in 2012. The brewery produced 400,000 litres of beer in 2017, focusing on ales brewed using ingredients grown on the farm. In 2016 the brewery produced their first batch of 100% farm grown beer. He also runs a certified seed farm with his father, growing wheat, oats, barley, soybeans and corn on 1300 acres. The farm has been in the family since 1784, and Ivan’s daughters are the 9th generation on the farm. Ivan is a Professional Engineer and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, previously working as a controls and project engineer in the food manufacturing industry.