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Posted February 17, 2017

Bay of Quinte introduces Craft Beer and Cider Region


Bay of Quinte – QuinteVation and the Bay of Quinte Craft Association have formally introduced the area’s Craft Beer and Cider Region, the largest rural craft beer and cider region in Canada.

The Bay of Quinte encompasses Prince Edward County and includes communities such as Belleville, Napanee, Picton and Brighton.

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“It is a million dollar industry for the region, employing a few hundred people,” states QuinteVation chairman, Ryan Williams. “We are happy to support this industry in its development as a region because it is an industry we feel has a lot of growth to do in the region. It is also, now as organized, the largest rural craft beer and cider industry in Canada.”

The new 24+ member association is made up and lead by local brewers, cider makers, and producers both operating and in-planning.

Vicki Samaras, owner of County Road Brewery in Prince Edward County, says it has paid off: “This is a great, growing area. We are one of the newer brewers but have seen the benefits already of working with the entire industry to be the best rural example in Canada.”

The association will also be bringing back the Bay of Quinte Craft Beer Festival, with the date slated for Saturday, September 30, 2017 in downtown Belleville.

Visit quintcraft.ca for more information. Tours are also available through PEC Brew Tours.

 

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