Beer sales are declining as restaurants continue to struggle

As restaurants try to return to “business as usual” while battling labour shortages and supply chain delays, beer sales are on the decline. Total beer sales are down over seven per cent across Canada, dipping over eight per cent below pre-pandemic numbers. By province, beer sales have decreased by 12.6 per cent in Saskatchewan, 10.7 […]

Beer Canada urges targeted tax relief measures

Beer Canada is urging the federal government to provide targeted tax relief for the sector in its Budget 2022. In its brief, Beer Canada highlights the vital role and impact Canadian brewers of all sizes have on the economy and communities across the country. It stresses that 85 per cent of beer sold in Canada […]

Beer Canada calls for cut to draught beer duty to aid restaurants

Beer Canada is calling on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to implement targeted support measures to help save local restaurants as part of its 2022 pre-budget consultations. In particular, the organization is advocating for a 50-per-cent tax cut on draught beer sold to licensed bars and restaurants. “A 50-per-cent tax cut on […]

Beer Canada Code demonstrates best practices in responsible advertising

Press Release Beer Canada has launched the Responsible Advertising and Marketing Code, a new statement of principles and best practices that demonstrate our members continued commitment to responsibility. Beer is an adult beverage and a celebrated part of Canada’s culture. As responsible brewers, Beer Canada members want to ensure that any commercial communication is directed […]

New owners revive and reopen Formosa Springs Brewery

Press Release Formosa Springs Brewery Inc., one of Canada’s oldest and most historic operating breweries, today announced exciting plans as part of the revitalization of the brewery and their brands Formosa Springs Draft and Red Baron. “We’ve been extremely busy re-commissioning our equipment and adding a fresh coat of paint to the brewery to welcome […]

Despite challenges, beer industry is brewing up benefits for Canada’s economy

Press release Beer consumption in Canada and foreign demand for Canadian-brewed beer accounted for $13.6 billion in economic activity in 2016, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. “Consuming a Canadian-brewed beer supports many more jobs and businesses beyond the local brewery,” said Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada. “No matter where Canadians buy beer, they support […]

Millennials are most responsible when it comes to drinking and driving: study

Higher percentage of Millennials serving as designated drivers while an aversion to social media shaming has a positive impact on Millennials choosing to drink less Press release Canadian Millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 are the country’s most responsible age group when it comes to drinking and driving, according to a recent study […]