Two Cape Breton microbreweries have landed $436,000 in federal money.
Mark Eyking, MP for Sydney-Victoria, announced that the federal government, will be investing in support of construction, development and expansion projects.
Big Spruce Brewing is receiving a repayable investment of $350,000 to support the construction of an additional 1,500 square metres of building space at their facilities located in Nyanza, Cape Breton.
This project will also assist with the purchase of new incremental processing equipment and the installation of an innovative product containment system. The brewery focuses on organic ales with ingredients sourced locally.
Breton Brewing Co. is receiving a repayable investment of $86,000 to support the installation of two new fermenting tanks and a canning line for packaging at their microbrewery in Sydney. This equipment will assist Breton Brewing in keeping up with consumer demand and allow finished products to be sold more easily to second-party vendors. Breton Brewing previously received federal funding, for the establishment of its microbrewery.
The craft beer industry in the province saw sales grow by 25.1 per cent this past year, spurred by 23 local microbreweries.
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