Per­rault says Black Bridge Brew­ery cap­tures Swift Cur­rent en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit

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Swift Cur­rent Mayor De­nis Per­rault is ex­cited that Black Bridge Brew­ery is car­ry­ing the Swift Cur­rent name across the re­gion, prov­ince and coun­try.

Per­rault was at Black Bridge on May 6 to con­duct a se­ries of tours dur­ing his Bridg­ing The Tap af­ter­noon to salute own­ers Clay­ton and Kari Sten­son for tak­ing the risk to build a craft brew­ery in Swift Cur­rent.

“What they’re do­ing right now is ab­so­lutely re­mark­able. Their beer is in over 100 restau­rants and bars across this prov­ince. They’re in Al­berta, Saskatchewan and Man­i­toba, and they’re grow­ing,” Per­rault ex­plained.

“They’ve been great am­bas­sadors for our com­mu­nity ev­ery­where they’ve gone.”

He said their suc­cess shines a spot­light on Swift Cur­rent’s healthy en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit.

“Just this year Swift Cur­rent was rec­og­nized as the num­ber one place in Saskatchewan to be an en­tre­pre­neur, and num­ber one for small cities across Canada to be an en­tre­pre­neur.”

“We’ve got a great, vi­brant man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor right here in Swift Cur­rent, and it’s grow­ing. Peo­ple are choos­ing to in­vest here in our com­mu­nity and hence it’s mak­ing Swift Cur­rent bet­ter. It’s help­ing to grow Swift.”

Per­rault led a se­ries of tours to ex­plain the start to fin­ish brew­ing process which oc­curs en­tirely at their fa­cil­ity on Alexan­der Drive in the Munro In­dus­trial Park.

The Mayor notes that ac­tiv­ity is al­ready un­der­way to add ser­viced prop­erty in the area af­ter the Munro In­dus­trial Park was sold out last year. The City hopes to have lots avail­able in Munro South by late Au­gust or early Septem­ber.

“We’ve got a real de­mand for our in­dus­trial lots. And we’re sold out. It’s a good and en­vi­able po­si­tion to be in. But we need to have in­ven­tory. We need to be ready when in­vestors want to in­vest.”

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