Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace solidifies its expansion project

The Government of Canada provides the Baie-Comeau company, located on the North Shore, with financial assistance

BAIE-COMEAU, QC, May 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Brewing beer is one of the oldest Canadian industries, and its consumption is well-established in tradition. Craft beer, in particular, has experienced a boom in recent years. Many Quebec breweries are growing, and the Government of Canada supports local brewers so that they can expand and meet the higher demand for their products, while maintaining and creating jobs.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, MP for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, has announced, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace Inc. is receiving $289,000 in financial assistance in the form of a repayable contribution for its project to develop a new beer production plant.

Founded four years ago, Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace produces and markets distinctive beer representative of the North Shore. With its expansion project, it aims to increase its production capacity from 1,050 to 2,500 hectolitres over time. The funds provided under the CED Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will enable the brewery to purchase and install equipment, particularly a bottling machine and maturation tanks.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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"Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace innovates by focusing on local northern spices and berries in crafting its products. Its distinctive beers, representative of the North Shore, will soon be available in other parts of Quebec. This expansion project will therefore promote and highlight local products." 

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

"By supporting Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace, the Government of Canada is showing its commitment to boosting economic development in Quebec regions. We are firm believers in entrepreneurship, and we encourage investments that drive business and economic growth in Canada as a whole."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The new brewery will give us a chance to kill two birds with one stone. In addition to considerably increasing our production capacity, it will help us diversify our market through the addition of new beers from the region."

André Morin, Production Manager and Co-owner, Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development, for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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