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Why CCBA’s New Exective Director is Optimistic

Canada’s craft beer industry needs a break. We are vital to Canada’s economic recovery. That’s the story I tell. Our craft sector represents 60% of all industry jobs. Fifty-five percent of craft breweries are in rural communities. We contribute to tourism, agriculture, professional services, transportation, arts, culture, and population growth and retention. We help build strong communities where people want to live, work and play.

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Pourquoi la nouvelle directrice générale de l’AMBC est optimiste

L’industrie canadienne des microbrasseries a besoin d’un répit. Nous sommes essentiels à la reprise économique du Canada. C’est l’histoire que je raconte. Notre secteur représente 60 % de tous les emplois de l’industrie. 55 % des microbrasseries se trouvent dans des communautés rurales. Nous contribuons au tourisme, à l’agriculture, aux services professionnels, aux transports, aux arts, à la culture ainsi qu’à la croissance et au maintien de la population. Nous aidons à construire des communautés fortes où les gens veulent vivre, travailler et se divertir.

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Au-delà de la bière: Rendre les fêtes de fin d’année heureuses, lumineuses et inclusives pour tous

Lorsque je pense aux fêtes de fin d’année, je reviens souvent à l’époque où j’étais plus jeune et je me souviens de certaines des leçons que j’ai apprises très tôt: “Tu as huit nuits de cadeaux au lieu d’une”, “Tu ne peux pas déranger tes amis du 24 au 26 décembre”, “Oui, on peut manger asiatique à Noël”, “Non, ne leur parle pas du Père Noël !”.

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Beyond the Brew: Facilitating Safe Events, Part 2

As we go into another year or events, we are encouraging festival organizers to take measures to ensure their events are safe for participating breweries and attendees. 

We sat down with LeBaron Meyers from #NotMe, an anonymous reporting app that allows real time reporting to gain insight on how services like theirs can be part of your event safety strategy. 

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Au-delà de la bière: ce qu’il faut attendre des festivals

Beer festival season is upon us! 

Festivals and events can be an excellent marketing opportunity, as well as a chance to come together with our communities and neighboring craft breweries…not to mention, a ton of fun! 

While there’s plenty of benefit to come from attending your local craft beer festival, large groups of people fueled by alcohol can be a recipe for unsafe environments. As we get back to in-person events, many breweries are recognizing the importance of expecting a safety strategy from event organizers. 

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Guest Blog: Gallagher

As we move on from the ‘hang-over’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, many insurance companies are seeing the benefits of a few years of premium increases. Most are reporting profitability in some select lines and have started to ‘stabilize’ their rate increases. Lately, we have been seeing around 5% premium increases for the Property & Equipment side of brewer’s insurance packages. 

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Beyond the Brew: What to Expect from Festivals

Beer festival season is upon us! 

Festivals and events can be an excellent marketing opportunity, as well as a chance to come together with our communities and neighboring craft breweries…not to mention, a ton of fun! 

While there’s plenty of benefit to come from attending your local craft beer festival, large groups of people fueled by alcohol can be a recipe for unsafe environments. As we get back to in-person events, many breweries are recognizing the importance of expecting a safety strategy from event organizers. 

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