In a few months, the micro-brewery St-Pancrace in Bay-Como will be producing ales and non-alcoholic soft drinks with Scandinavian berries.
More specifically, the company will offer non-alcoholic versions of three existing beers, as well as offer two soft drinks, low-alcoholic sparkling water with sea buckthorn flavors and Hascap flavors.
The plant currently produces 400,000 liters of beer annually, to which 100,000 liters of these new products will be added over the next few years.
This development will create two new jobs.
Microbrewery St-Pancrace is receiving nearly $135,000 in federal assistance for its diversification project, which will cost nearly $440,000 to purchase and install equipment.
The first pilot project was launched last year to separate alcohol from beer with the help of the Northern Forest Experiment and Development Center. Ultimately, the microbrewery plans to use between 6 and 8 million tons of haskap and sea buckthorn from Ferme Manicouagan and Argousier Côte-Nord.
The first drinks will be on the shelves in the spring, only on North Shore at first.
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