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News from around Ontario's craft beer industry

$11.7 M in Support For Food and Beverage Industry
The Federal and Provincial governments recently announced more support for Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector. There are 223 projects receiving $11.7 M in support to help with local businesses expand production, meeting consumer demand and creating good jobs. Find out more here. [2017-01-16]

Choosing a beer list
The beer selection at restaurants is sometimes an afterthought, and a huge missed opportunity for those establishments. Mirella Amato suggests focusing on taste diversity and providing descriptions of the beer. Read more here.

Brick Brewing expanding in Kitchener
Waterloo Region’s Brick Brewing is putting its Formosa Springs Brewery up for sale, and spending $4 million on an expansion, as it continues to consolidate operations in its Kitchener facilities. Read more here.

Muskoka Delivered to Your Door
Muskoka Brewery has released its 2017 Moonlight Kettle Beer Club, which delivers a 6-pack to your door every month. Sounds ideal, especially given the unique lineup (say hello to November’s beer: a Howling Gale Scotch Ale – Scotch Ale with Date Sugar). At $35/month, it’s certainly an investment, but one that’s sure to pay off for folks wanting a taste of limited edition suds. [2016-12-15]

U of G Hops Library
The University of Guelph has began a new project cataloging Canadian hops into a genetic library. By gathering, saving and cloning these all-important beer ingredients, they hope to help brewers access rare hop varieties and reduce their reliance on imported hops. Read more about it here. [2016-12-08]