Support Canadian Beer
Help Us Brew A Strong Future For Canadian Beer
Canadian brewers directly employ 19,000 Canadians and the sale of beer supports 149,000 jobs across its added-value-chain including the farmer that grows our barley, the trucker that brings your beer to market, the graphic designer creating labels and packaging, your local beer retail expert, to the bar and restaurant bartender and server pouring your favourite pint.
Over 85% of the beer purchased in Canada is made locally and we’re asking Canadian beer fans to help secure the long-term prosperity of the industry by signing on to support measures that will encourage Canadians to return to restaurants and bars for a pint and improve the selection of beer available across the country. Specific measures we’re asking you to support include a call to
Sign your name (and business name, if applicable) to show you support these key actions:
Reduce the federal excise duty rates that apply to draught beer by 50% and eliminate annual federal excise duty rate increases on beer
Remove barriers that limit the free flow of beer between provinces
Eliminate the excise duty that applies to non-alcoholic beer
Reasons to Cheers Again
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.
Encouraging the vaccination effort
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
54.8% decline in keg sales due to restaurant and bar closures in 2020
The automatic federal excise tax on beer increased in the middle of the pandemic
Beer tax increases are scheduled to go up again