Officially opening last weekend, the Wilkadene-Woolshed Brewery
has been riding on a new wave of grants that are potentially opening up to
small breweries across the country.
As well as grants like T-Qual, there are state based grants
programs that can be utilised by breweries that fall into the ‘tourist
The newly opened Riverland-based brewery scored not only $18,000
in funding from the SA Government’s Tourism Development Support Program – for production
support – but was also granted $50,000 by the SA Government in 2009 to put
toward brewing facilities.
The SA government has acknowledged that the impact of craft
brewing on tourism and tourism dollars has been steadily increasing and is
likely to become a major reason for people to visit certain regions of South
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