As the world’s beer makers struggle to keep up with rising carbon emissions, a new report finds a lack of access to the ingredients and technologies to make beer has led to the downfall of Canada’s craft beer industry.
The report, commissioned by the Canadian Beer Wholesalers’ Association, found that the lack of the required supply of key ingredients to craft beer has caused a lacklustre domestic market.
“Canada is facing a number of challenges, but one of the biggest is the lack the ability to procure the ingredients to brew beer.
There is no way to get those ingredients at reasonable prices,” said Marc-André Lefebvre, the report’s author.
The shortage has led some producers to move production overseas, or sell beer directly to consumers, while others have taken a gamble and expanded their portfolio of beers.
The group also found that Canada’s largest craft brewers, including AB InBev, Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Pabst Brewing Co., have faced significant headwinds.
According to the report, there were 3,200 breweries in Canada in 2016, a number that grew to 4,300 last year.
“With the exception of AB Inbev, the majority of breweries are either wholly owned or have been bought out by other craft brewers,” said Lefbervre.
“It’s a sad situation.”
The report also found a drop in the number of craft breweries in the country, from 3,600 in 2012 to 1,600 today.
That decline is not surprising given the fact that in 2014, there was a nationwide ban on new breweries, limiting the number that can open their doors.
However, Lefbrev said that the country has also seen the emergence of a few craft breweries that have taken advantage of that policy and continued to open.
The new craft breweries have been able to take advantage of a recent change to the law in Canada that allows the brewers to set their own prices for ingredients, allowing them to set the prices at which their beers can be sold.
The price change has allowed some craft brewers to increase prices on beer that was previously sold at significantly lower prices.
Lefbvre said that in the last few years, the number one factor contributing to a decrease in the size of the craft beer market in Canada has been the increasing demand for beer that is higher in carbon dioxide, or CO2.
“The CO2 content of beer is increasing.
And we’re seeing a number in the low 20s in CO2 concentration.
That has been driving down the price of beer, so there’s been a drop,” he said.
Lest you think that a lack in access to ingredients is a new trend in the beer industry, Lesebrev noted that the report found that breweries have also been experiencing difficulties in finding suitable fermenters to brew their beer.
While some brewers have had success using commercial fermentation facilities, others have had to make do with home fermentation systems that rely on a number, or sometimes even a few, of different types of equipment.
While the report noted that there is no definitive answer to the question of how much access to fermenters is necessary for a craft brewery to survive, Lebvre said the report shows that there has been a disconnect between the brewers and the government in regards to the importance of beer to the economy.
In the report published on Monday, the authors of the report said that they have been inundated with calls from brewers and brewers themselves who have been asking for help with their craft beer production. “
We have been doing very well on that, but we also have to ask ourselves, ‘Are we being left behind?'”
In the report published on Monday, the authors of the report said that they have been inundated with calls from brewers and brewers themselves who have been asking for help with their craft beer production.
“They’re trying to sell beer at $4 for 2.5 litres of beer and they’re saying it’s just not possible, they have to pay $8 or $10 per litre,” said Dan Czernas, CEO of The Craft Beer Society of Canada, which is part of the Association for the Canadian Craft Beer Industry.
“That’s what makes it a tough market.
We’re seeing it now.
It’s getting to a point where the supply is out of whack, so you can’t go anywhere, especially with the lacklustretous growth.”
The authors of this report were not available for an interview with The Canadian Press.