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Canada to fund almost $1M in two Winnipeg microbreweries

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Little Brown Jug received $400,000 and Nonsuch Brewing received $562,600. 

Government of Canada funds business growth in the heart of Winnipeg (CNW Group/Prairies Economic Development Canada)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian government has announced funding in the amount of $962,000 to two Winnipeg microbreweries.

A statement from Prairies Economic Development Canada explained that the funding will come through the Business Scale-Up and Productivity Fund established to support these types of businesses.

The two microbreweries in receipt of the of the funds are Little Brown Jug Brewing Co. Ltd. and Nonsuch Brewing Co. Ltd.

Little Brown Jug received $400,000 and said it plans to use it to expand its productions process. Nonsuch Brewing received $562,600 and also plans to use the funds to expand its production and also to internalize its canning process.


Prairies EDC explained that both businesses seek to offer their product to new markets and improve their processes.

“Our government is proud to support businesses as they expand their operations and explore new prospects right here in Winnipeg. This investment is helping these businesses scale-up so they can continue to contribute to the growth of our economy and create good jobs in our city,” said Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal in a statement.


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