Craft Brewing

There is great potential for craft breweries to join the market for beer in Hastings County.  The brewery could market its product to smaller local pubs and restaurants, a market with an estimated revenue of $5.15 million from residents and tourists.  This segment is large, growing, and contains a wealthy demographic group known as "zoomers". 

Additionally, we are Ontario's artisan cheese region.  Beer goes real well with cheese, and in fact, some claim it's a better fit than wine. This is a great business opportunity!

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Download a copy of a business plan completed by fourth year Queen's University Commerce students.

Want to tour some breweries in our local region?  Check out this Brewery Discovery Route.

Brewery Discovery Routes