Western New Brunswick Microbrewery to see a 325-thousand Dollar Expansion
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, a microbrewery that produces Belgian-inspired craft beer with a Saint John Valley twist is getting a boost from the Canadian and New Brunswick governments to increase its brewing capacity.
Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB, says the Edmundston project includes the addition of new reservoirs and a chilling system, as well as leasehold improvements to support an expansion. The improvements are expected to help the Madawaska County microbrewery accommodate group events and increase its production by about 30-percent.
“We have dedicated ourselves to making quality products,” said André Léger, general manager of Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault. “Thanks to our shareholders, as well as the provincial government’s Northern Fund, Opportunities NB and ongoing support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, we are growing so that we can increase production and add a taproom to continue to build on the success we have created.”
The federal government has provided a repayable contribution of $100,000 in the project through ACOA’s Business Development Program. The provincial government has invested a total of $50,000 through Opportunities NB and the Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund. The brewery’s 82 community shareholders have also invested $175,000 in the expansion.