Craft brewery purchases bottling machine to help keep pace will demand for its small-batch beers.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.therecord.com
Block Three opened with three tanks, each holding 1,200 litres of beer. It added three larger tanks, each holding 2,400 litres. All of the beers made at Block Three are kept in the tanks for at least three weeks.
“So our brewing capacity has definitely grown,” Hipkiss said.
What has not kept pace with the growing sales is the small brewer’s ability to bottle its products.
Hipkiss and his partners are happy to be receiving a $35,000 grant from the Ontario government to help pay for new bottling and labelling equipment. It will take two workers 90 minutes to fill and cap 1,000 bottles of fresh beer. So Block Three is looking to hire two more employees.