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!
Local media on microbrewing:
Learn more at startabrewery.ca.
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.