GRANBY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2016) - Canada's craft beer industry has seen a renaissance in recent years. Quebec brewers now have an opportunity to grow and thus maintain and create jobs in the brewing community. The government of Canada is determined to support local brewers so that they can meet increased demand for their products.
Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford, announced that Le Grimoire microbrewery has been granted $235,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a repayable contribution, to increase its production capacity and ensure its growth.
Created in 2004, Le Grimoire microbrewery is now a booming enterprise and a gathering place for Granby residents and visitors. Its various beers are enjoyed across Quebec and in Europe. The funding granted under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will enable the enterprise to increase its production capacity by acquiring equipment for a second production line, namely a steam boiler system for the brewing process. The funding covers part of the fit-up costs for the brewing room and the automated bottling line.
"Breweries, one of the oldest industries in Canada, are rapidly changing with the arrival of new players such as Le Grimoire microbrewery. Not only do these industries provide quality jobs, but they also increase the visibility of their region, which helps generate tourism-related economic benefits."
Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford
"With this support, the Government of Canada continues to demonstrate that it is committed to the economic development of Quebec regions. We are determined to support entrepreneurs and encourage them to invest to ensure their growth and that of Canada's economy."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"Thanks to CED's funding, the international community will be able to enjoy our products and appreciate our know-how. In addition, we will be able to pursue our growth objectives and provide more jobs."
Steve Dancause, Master Brewer and owner of Le Grimoire microbrewery
CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
For more information on the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html
Le Grimoire Inc. microbrewery website: http://www.brasseriegrimoire.com/ (in French only)
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