CANTON Another Canadian craft beer will be pouring from local taps and lining shelves in area stores, thanks to Esber Beverage Co.
Dave Esber’s company has distributed a handful of craft beers from Ontario breweries for a couple of years. He has added four styles brewed by Nickel Brook Brewery Co. to the list.
“It’s an opportunity to penetrate the clutter,” Esber said of the company’s decision to offer craft beers from Ontario.
He has been working on the idea for nearly 10 years. There already are 3,500 breweries in the United States producing 35,000 beers, so importing from Ontario’s growing craft-brewing industry is a chance to offer something different. It has been a process of reviewing Ontario’s craft offerings and trying to select the best, Esber said.