Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries is pumping money into craft beer in hopes of encouraging more producers to get in the brewing market.
The organization has set aside up to $5-million to help cover some of the overhead costs that sometimes serve as a barrier to getting into the brewing business.
“The industry is just starting to boom,” Culture and Tourism Minister Ron Lemieux said Monday. “This is a piece that has been missing,”. Loans of up to $250,000 will be available to help pay for things like brewing and distilling equipment. They will only be available to Manitoba-based companies.