Posted April 27, 2014
Boshkung Brewing and Indie Alehouse receive funding from Ontario Local Food Fund
Ontario – Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food this week announced its Local Food Fund program would extend funding of a combined $231,500 to Indie Alehouse in Toronto and Boshkung Brewing Co. in Haliburton County.
Indie Alehouse will develop a new series of barrel-aged beers using fresh local fruits and local Niagara wine barrels in partnership with Bucephalus Stables, who will receive $120,000 in funding to retrofit an existing area with a cold room, develop a marketing campaign and undertake lab testing and research on local wild yeasts.
Boshkung Brewing will receive $111,500 to help expand its existing premises, retrofit the facility with craft brewing equipment and host a local farmers’ market.
Ontario’s Local Food Fund is supporting innovative local food projects that create jobs, increase sales and stimulate new investment while also celebrating local food. It is part of the province’s broader strategy to increase awareness of and demand for food that is grown, harvested and made in Ontario.
Earlier this year, Ontario’s Local Food Fund announced $472,780 in funding for MacLean’s Ales to build a new state-of-the-art brewing facility and funding of $111,000 to Gananoque Brewing Co. to organize and promote a month long Harvest Festival starting in late August, which will feature brewery, winery and farms tours, hop picking, mill visits and a country market.