Cold brews

I can still remember the day the Elora Brewing Company opened. It was a big deal for Centre Wellington and it was an even bigger deal for Elora.

Just this past weekend I was at Waterloo Region Taco Fest in Kitchener and low and behold, EBC was one of the craft brewers on hand for the festivities.

They’ve done good. Whenever I see the EBC logo it immediately feels homey and familiar.

On Monday the federal and provincial government announced $1 million in funding for Ontario Craft Breweries.

Now not all breweries in Ontario received a cut of this funding but the Elora Brewing Company prevailed.

The $62,903 in funding will go towards the tools necessary to help in the development of a new product and to improve the production facility.

I, for one, can’t wait to see what’s next for the Elora Brewing Company.

I’m just waiting to see them when I’m abroad and feel that familiarity of home.


It should be noted that Four Fathers Brewing Company Ltd. also received funding through the Ontario Craft Breweries funding.

Though now located in Hespeler Village, the brewery began in Rockwood with four Wellington County fathers.

The brewery received $9,599 for a brew clean system to manage the wastewater stream.


In last week’s paper we had a feature about Core Fuels’ new location in Alma.

The 5,000-square-foot Core Fuels and Red Cap Propane facility is set to open on June 14.

Brothers James and Kevin Core noticed there weren’t any fuel dealers in the area and decided they’d bring a full service, self serve fuel station to Wellington County.

The grand opening will take place on June 14 at 6976 Wellington Road 7.

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served from the Optimist Food Truck from 11am to 2:30pm.


Also opening in the northern part of Wellington is Studio Brows+.

Owned by Brandy Rutherford of Clifford, Studio Brows+ is holding its grand opening at 245 Main St. W. in Palmerston on June 17 at 11:30am.

PhiBrows (microblading) is a manual, semi-permanent technique of eyebrow drawing. The shape of eye brows is calculated according to the facial morphology and golden mean.

For more information call 519-501-3763.


CANARM AgSystems, located at 7686 Line 16 in Arthur, is planning to host an open house on June 21 from 11am to  3pm.

The open house will show the newly renovated offices and visitors will be able to take a tour of the facility.


Owner Shawn Weppler has opened BBQ Bite at the old Bambina’s location at 31 Elora St. N. in Clifford.


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