Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


This page was published under a previous government and is available for archival and research purposes.


 

2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2012-13 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

 

2015 Regional Award Winner

 

Escarpment Laboratories

+ High resolution

Richard Preiss, Angus Ross, MPP Kathryn McGarry

Richard Preiss, Angus Ross, MPP Kathryn McGarry

You can't make beer without yeast - the microscopic beasties that create both the alcohol and much of the flavour in your favourite brew. Until recently, however, Ontario's craft breweries had to rely on yeast. Not anymore. Guelph's Escarpment Laboratories now offers a local supply of yeasts, from tried-and-true classics to new, made-in-Ontario strains like "Wild Thing": ale yeast isolated from a local apple orchard. Escarpment Laboratories will even work with breweries to develop custom blends for truly unique flavours. Currently, the company sells 20 different strains and blends, with several hundred more in development. To meet demand, Escarpment Laboratories is planning to increase its production capacity 10-fold in the coming years, helping the province's breweries produce 100 per cent local beer.


Author:
Creation Date: 09 November 2015
Last Reviewed: