Thunder Bay's Sleeping Giant craft brewery has big plans for the future
Matt Pearson of Sleeping Giant Brewery in Thunder Bay, Ont. says negotiations are underway to get his craft beer into grocery stores within the next year.
The Ontario government has opened up the way beer and wine are sold in this province, and has promised that some products could be on grocery store shelves by the end of December.
Pearson believes that the future of his business will also be tied to collaborations with local restaurants, farmers and food producers.
He is already pairing his product with Brule Creek Mill to create a beer bread mix, and working with Tomlin Restaurant to create a line of beer mustards. His beer has also been featured in many recipes at local eateries, he said.
Ontario's craft breweries account for a growing share of beer sales in the province, said Pearson. Craft beer continues to be the fastest growing segment within the LCBO's beer category.
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