Province Announces Buy Local Funding for PWB
Prince George, B.C. – Pacific Western Brewing is receiving $30,800 to help market one of its newest brews – Cariboo Springs Lager.
Shirley Bond, Prince George-Valemount Liberal MLA, made the provincial funding announcement today.The money will flow through the Province’s Buy Local Program.
“The Buy Local program is providing funding to wineries and breweries all over the province, helping put British Columbia on the forefront of innovation, competitiveness and market development in the industry,” said Bond. “We are proud to support the hard work and dedication of the individuals who have the passion and skill to produce popular products like those from Pacific Brewing in our own community.”
“I’m delighted to have our minister here who’s supported us over the years,” added Tom Leboe, PWB’s director of community relations. “To thank her for the grant to help us make Cariboo Springs Lager, which is made entirely of B.C. ingredients, and to support local farmers.”
The provincial government’s Buy Local program is providing 15 BC-based wineries and breweries with more than $450,000 in funding to promote their local products.
Victoria has committed $14 million to the Buy Local Program since 2012, including six million over the next three years.