Support Canadian Beer
Help Us Brew A Strong Future For Canadian Beer
2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people and businesses. Canadian brewers and beer drinkers have supported this country as best they could, however they could. We need your participation to ensure the Canadian beer industry and the many people and businesses connected to it – farmers, maltsters, can and bottle manufacturers, drivers, warehouse workers, servers and bar and restaurant owners – can continue contributing to a prosperous Canada in the future.
Sign your name (and business name, if applicable) to show you support these key actions:
Giving bars and restaurants tools and support to stay in business.
Delaying beer tax increases to help businesses recover from COVID-19.
Making it possible for Canadian brewers to tap into the low- and-no alcohol beer category by changing the way it’s taxed.
Reasons to Beer Proud
Beer plays a big role in the lives of many Canadians.
Canadians work in the beer industry
Canadian jobs connected to beer in the restaurant, hospitality, tourism, agriculture and transportation sectors.
of the beer consumed in Canada was brewed in Canada.
When Canadians need it most, brewers and beer drinkers are there to help.
Here’s some of beer’s best moments in 2020.
Production of hand sanitizer
Empty return fundraisers
Support for bar and restaurant partners
Keeping beer flowing and safely in the hands of beer drinkers (curbside pickup, delivery)
Adjusting seating and layouts within patios and taprooms to create a safe, welcoming environment
Challenges are brewing.
Like many Canadians and business, brewers and those who work in the beer industry have felt the impacts of COVID-19.
Bars and restaurant partners of the beer industry have been hit hard
4% decline in total beer sales from March-May compared to 2019
The automatic federal excise tax on beer increased in the middle of the pandemic
Beer tax increases are scheduled to go up again