Andy Langlois and David Manson, silent sport enthusiasts, were brewing exceptional craft beer at home to enjoy with friends after time spent out on the trails. When the recent down turn in the economy resulted in the elimination of Andy’s position, the two friends developed their passion for brewing into a solid business concept and Blackrocks Brewery was born. Within a year product demand outpaced supply and the owners were ready for expansion.
Northern Initiatives supported their business expansion plans and their values: Langlois and Manson source handcrafted mugs from a local artisan, purchasing nearly one thousand one of a kind mugs to date. Blackrocks has also supported local non-profit community organizations through joint promotions. Northern Initiatives was more than happy to offer these ambitious businessmen and brewers financing to enable them to purchase equipment to expand production capacity and purchase their building. Today, the company is looking forward to its planned future expansion on their current site as well as a second location that will become a new production and distribution site increasing their employment base.
[Taken from http://www.northerninitiatives.com/success_stories/blackrocks-brewery/ with permission from Northern Initiatives]