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Provincial Cross-Border Beer Sales

The first line in the federal Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act states that no person shall, from within Canada or outside Canada, import, send, take or transport into any province any intoxicating liquor except such as has been purchased by or on behalf of the executive government of the...

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World Beer Cup

The World Beer Cup® is a biennial competition in which breweries from around the world compete for gold, silver, and bronze awards across 101 beer style categories. The competition is organized by the Brewers Association, the trade group representing America’s small and independent craft brewers....

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New Beer Traceability Standards

The new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), require that certain food businesses track the movement of their food in the supply chain, forward to the immediate customer and back to the immediate supplier. These requirements apply to a...

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Advocacy on Parliament Hill

Arguably the primary role of any national industry association is to advocate for its members with the federal government. This practice of lobbying is strictly regulated. In fact, Canada has its own Commissioner of Lobbying, Nancy Bélanger. Her department’s website is here. The CCBA has recently...

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Canada Hits 1,000 Craft Breweries

In June, 2019 the CCBA conducted its first survey of every province and territory to determine how many craft breweries and brewpubs are presently operating in Canada. Here are the results: Breweries in Operation Breweries in Planning Brewpubs in Operation British Columbia 160 14 10 Alberta 100 15...

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Cannabis and Craft—Just Don’t Call It “Beer”

On June 14, 2019 Health Canada released amendments to the Cannabis Regulations that will govern the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals. This includes cannabis beverages made from infusing non-alcoholic beer with cannabis (THC to be precise), or from...

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