Who are we and what do we do?

Gambrinus - the ‘King of Beer’

Gambrinus - the ‘King of Beer’

McClelland Premium Imports (MPI) was founded in 2003 with the mission of bringing Europe’s finest, most authentic beers to Canada.

Staying true to that goal, our president and resident Beer Knight, Guy McClelland, has built a collection of premium craft beers from European countries steeped in brewing tradition: Austria, Belgium, England, Ireland, and Germany.

Though the styles and histories of each of our beer brands are unique, they all have one important thing in common: they’re healthy. All MPI beers are ‘pure,’ all natural beers free of artificial flavouring and preservatives.

At MPI we believe that brewing is an art best perfected over time and that behind every great beer lies a romantic story. Like Gambrinus, the ‘King of Beers’ pictured in our logo, each and every MPI beer is a legendary, original.

We look forward to sharing our authentic craft beers with you.


Guy McClelland - Founder of MPI & Beer Knight


A champion of Belgian beers for over 25 years, our president Guy McClelland fondly refers to Belgium as ‘beer paradise.’

So it was a great honour when he was knighted by the Confederation of Belgian Brewers Association in 2007 for his passion and efforts to promote Belgian beer in Canada.

Guy is one of only four Canadians to be enthroned in the Knighthood of the Brewer’s Mash Staff. Perks of being a Beer Knight include membership in the elite fraternity and a medal that entitles you to drink for free anywhere in Belgium!

As a ‘Beer Knight,’ Guy is passionate about beer education, debunking popular beer myths, and introducing Canadians to original European craft beers.


Beer Knight Certificate - Guy McClelland