Perrault says Black Bridge Brewery captures Swift Current entrepreneurial spirit
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.”