LONDON, ON – The London Free Press reports that a large brewing facility exclusively dedicated to contract brewing will be opening early next year on Sovereign Road in London.
Equals Brewing Company is being founded by Southwest Sun Group, an private investment partnership with nearly three decades of experience in various ventures, all of which have been divested in order to concentrate on this new project.
The brewing operation will cost $8 to $10 million to establish, and will have an annual capacity of 50,000 hectolitres, as well as the following features:
Along with 15 to 20 fermentation tanks, the new facility will include a canning line that can handle 250 cans per minute, keg- and growler-filling lines, cold storage and warehousing space. The facility will also be able to handle packaging of other mixed alcoholic beverages such as shandy or coolers.
Brewing will be overseen by Justin McKellar, a former Labatt Breweries employee, with client breweries welcome to have their own brewers on hand to be involved in production.
Construction at the 3,620-square-metre building is planned to start next month, and brewing is expected to start in April.
For more details, see the full London Free Press article.