Canadian craft brewers getting business boost from small suppliers

TORONTO – When Nigel Pike founded Main Street Brewing three years ago, his primary goal was to create an intimate, small-scale craft beer business nestled in one of Vancouver‘s few surviving industrial heritage buildings, with eventual plans to build a full-scale brewery on the city’s outskirts.

But Pike says he’s now closer to his long-term vision than he thought he would be thanks to innovative companies resolving some of the logistical nightmares facing fledgling breweries that want to package and distribute products beyond their brick-and-mortar walls.

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