OGC is the collaboration of two Winnipeg boys, Jon Burge and Tim Hudek. Jon and Tim were lucky enough to travel and move around in their 20s which allowed them to experience some amazing food, beer, architecture and style. Missing their home, they both moved back to Winnipeg to share some of their experiences while fusing them with what makes Winnipeg one great city. The result is a combination of style, atmosphere and flavour that are unique to Winnipeg.
Our goal in designing OGC was to create an environment unique in Winnipeg. To accomplish this, we have separated the restaurant and brewery with over three hundred feet of glass so that customers can see inside the brewery from every. We also wanted our design to be warm while reflecting the fact that, like many Winnipeggers, we work hard to achieve our dreams. This is why we used as much local and reclaimed wood as possible and performed as much of the design work as we could including grinding and polishing our floors, building our bar and building our chairs, tables, etc.
The food is a true fusion of Jon’s experience in high end dining with traditional comfort food everyone can appreciate. He takes the same care that is used in fine dining but applies it to pub food for a menu that is adventurous while remaining accessible. Customers will find the menu familiar but with twists that make an old favourite even better. They will also notice a higher caliber of ingredient as we use as many fresh and local inputs as possible.
Our beer is designed and brewed by the OGC Brewmaster, Joshua Berscheid. Like our food, Josh has created a beer menu that is adventurous and accessible. Some beers will be familiar to all beer drinkers while others will be pleasant surprises. However, everyone will appreciate the quality of ingredients and the freshness of our beer that really sets us apart from the standard lager.
The name “One Great City” started as a simple reference to Winnipeg’s former motto but since our inception, we have learned that it means different thing to different people. To us it means that it is the people that makes Winnipeg great. Throughout our travels and meeting many wonderful people all over the world, we realized that we are Winnipeggers and this is where we belong. The coldest of places makes the warmest of people.
One Great City Brewing Company
1596 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Phone: 204.210.BEER (2337)