Montreal-based brewery, McAuslan Brewing has announced plans to build a new C$7m brewery, which will see the size of its current operations
rise from a 30,000 hectolitre capacity to 200,000hl.

The 45-thousand-square-foot brewery will allow the company to produce ales and lagers and also provide the space to brew New Brunswick-based Moosehead beer under license, a deal recently agreed upon.

McAuslan said it intends to begin producing beer at the new facility, which will be near its existing promises, by March 2002.

McAuslan has been brewing and distributing beer throughout the province of Quebec since 1989, with nine products, among them St-Ambroise Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and Apricot Wheat Ale.