After a long hot summer day, Colonel rested on the shores of Batroun. Energized by the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, he wished for a beer. But not just any beer. Colonel wanted a beer that was as refreshing, crafted with as much passion, and rooted as strongly in Batroun’s heritage and lifestyle as the Mediterranean’s waves, which had been breaking against land endlessly for thousands of years. By nightfall, Colonel had set into motion the creation of what would become Batroun’s first eco-friendly and independent microbrewery. Today, Colonel shares the dream – brewed into every drop.


Born and raised in Batroun, Jamil Haddad is an adventurer at heart. Growing up, he always had a desire for new experiences and spent much of his time camping, enjoying the outdoors, and windsurfing at Batroun’s famous spot “Colonel.” That very spot inspired the name of Jamil’s new endeavor, the Colonel Project, a microbrewery that produces and fosters the culture of high quality craft beer, on a green platform in the heart of Batroun city.

But how did it all start? Beer has long been one of Batroun’s favorite drinks and that culture nurtured Haddad’s own passion for beer and motivated him finally to take up home brewing. But home brewing was not widespread in Lebanon and that made the process hard to learn in the beginning. However, after pursuing rigorous research, attending several workshops in the UK, and touring different breweries and beer festivals in Europe, Jamil finally learnt the craft and became proficient at it.

Fast forward to a couple of years later, Colonel beer will make its much-anticipated debut in the summer of 2014! The Colonel Project will present a unique concept to the market; it will consist of Colonel Microbrewery, and Colonel Brewpub & Restaurant.