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Craft beer boom brewing in Hamilton

Craig Campbell

Signs of the craft brewing boom finally reaching Hamilton are only encouraging to Gary McMullen, patriarch of Muskoka Brewery — one of the first and longest operating craft breweries in Canada.

“The more the merrier,’ McMullen said, while visiting The Ship restaurant and bar on Augusta Street last week for a media beer and food sampling event.

Rather than worry about competition, he pointed out craft breweries currently share less than four per cent of the Ontario beer market.

“We don’t have to fight over it,” he said. “There’s lots of room to take from the big guys.”

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