Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., Bath

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MPP Lou Rinaldi and Andrew Weel

MPP Lou Rinaldi and Andrew Weel

On their 232-year-old family farm, Daniel and Ivan MacKinnon are taking local to a new level. In response to demand for locally produced beer, the two brothers converted a century barn into a brewing facility. Today, the operation produces beet-infused ales, German wheat beers and wild peppermint stouts, all made with their own hops, wheat and malting barley. To their knowledge, no other commercial brewery in Canada grows the majority of their ingredients right on site. By the end of 2016, they'll go even further, introducing a 100 per cent homegrown beer. It's a model customers are keen to get behind. The MacKinnon's first full year of operations generated over $600,000 in sales, with products in 16 LCBO stores and 100 draught taps.


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