The CCBA published the results of its first survey of craft breweries in Canada. Of the approximately 1,100 breweries, 317 responses were received from every province and terrtitory, giving the survey a 95% confidence factor with 5% margin of error. The highlights from the survey were:

• 91% of craft breweries opened in 2010 or later, and 79% opened in 2015 or later
• 44% of breweries report a Y-Y revenue drop of over 50% in March, and 55% anticipate the same or worse in April
• 61% of breweries have cash reserves of 3 months or less
• 5% have closed temporarily; another 14% say they don’t know how much longer they can stay open
• 38% of craft breweries did not qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy in March
• 21% predict they will not qualify for CEWS in April, and another 32% are not sure yet
• 65% of all brewery employees have been laid off
• Of all laid-off employees, CEWS will be used to bring back 31% of them; the rest will stay unemployed
• 16% of craft breweries were involved in making hand sanitizer, primarily for use in their local community

The complete results of the survey can be found here:

Les résultats du sondage peuvent être trouvés ici.