Economy

Posted October 20, 2013

iCraft Brew offers brewery startup guidance to Eastern Ontario entrepreneurs


icraftbrewiCraft Brew, a group of economic development specialists, are offering guidance to others interested in starting new microbreweries in Ontario’s FAB (food and beverage) region –  including Hastings County, Lennox & Addington County, Prince Edward County and Frontenac County.

“The FAB Region offers artisanal entrepreneurs an ideal location to start a craft brewing operation, primarily for its low degree of competition, its relatively untapped market and its close proximity to major centres within North America”, say organizers.

At the helm of iCraft Brew are Anne Prichard, Executive Director of Frontenac Community Futures Development;  Andrew Redden, Economic Development Manager for Hastings County; Stephen Paul, Economic Development Manager for Lennox & Addington County; and Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development in Prince Edward County.

“In comparison to other regions, such as the Greater Toronto Area, the FAB Region offers a much lower degree of competition and an under-penetrated market”, explains iCraft Brew.

A 23-page guide offers in-depth advice, information, stats, and guidance surrounding business, brewing, and beer. A tablet version is available for iPad users, with Android support forthcoming.

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