Changes to this program are proposed in Budget 2019: A plan for jobs and the economy.

Application status: Closed
Ministry responsible: Agriculture and Forestry


The Liquor Manufacturing Program supports growth in the liquor manufacturing sector in Alberta to help diversify the economy and create new jobs.

Liquor manufacturers in Alberta can apply for funding to help develop new products or processes and expand access to new markets.


The program will provide liquor manufacturers with grants on a cost-shared basis.

Applicants can receive up to $500,000 per fiscal year, for a maximum of $2,500,000 over the five-year program, to help fund up to:

  • 50% of eligible non-capital expenses (e.g. marketing materials, product development expenses, label and package development costs, and product demonstration expenses)
  • 25% of eligible capital expenses (e.g. processing equipment, lab equipment and engineering)

NOTE: Only purchases made after April 1 are eligible for reimbursement under the program.


This program is for Class E manufacturers from all alcohol sectors (breweries, cideries, wineries, distillers, meaderies and refreshment beverages) who are registered and actively operating in Alberta.

How to apply

Step 1. Review the terms and conditions and funding list

Step 2. Compete the application package

The application must be completed in full, and include any relevant supporting documents such as quotes, written proof to the satisfaction of the Minister that the Applicant has a Class E Manufacturer’s Licence or a Class E Small Manufacturer’s Licence, business plan, etc.

Step 3. Submit the application package

Email the completed signed application and supporting documents to