Posted February 12, 2015

Feature: Ontario brewers funded almost $3.5 million in 2014

Updated February 12, 2015

Ontario’s government provided nearly $3.5 million in funding to ten Ontario microbreweries during 2014 as part of six funding initiatives.

Publicly announced grants were provided to support brewery expansion through new brewing and packaging equipment and new jobs.

Table 1: Ontario Microbrewery Funding – 2014

Amount Brewery Location Source
$1,455,750 Highlander Brew Co. South River, ON FedNor + Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
$472,780 MacLean’s Ales Hanover, ON Ontario Local Food Fund
$357,959 Brick Brewing Co. Kitchener, ON Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
$354,000 Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Vankleek Hill, ON Ontario Local Food Fund
$304,625 Flying Moneys Craft Brewery Barrie, ON Ontario Rural Economic Development Program
$120,000 Indie Alehouse Toronto, ON Ontario Local Food Fund
$111,500 Boshkung Brewing Co. Haluburton, ON Ontario Local Food Fund
$110,000 Gananoque Brewing Co. Gananoque, ON Ontario Local Food Fund
$87,040 Grand River Brewing Co. Cambridge, ON Ontario Local Food Fund
$55,000 Cassel Brewery Casselman, ON Eastern Ontario Development Program

Total: $3,428,654.00

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