It’s the moment many have bee looking forward to heading into the Thanksgiving long weekend – it’s Canadian Beer Day!
The third annual day dedicated to celebrating beer and the thousands of Canadians involved in brewing, selling, delivering, serving – and enjoying – the beverage, loved by millions across the country.
Canadian brewers directly employ over 19,000 Canadians, and approximately 149,000 jobs across Canada’s hospitality, tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors are supported by the production and sale of beer.
Canadian Beer Day takes place each year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and encourages those who enjoy this popular beverage to take part in celebrations across the country at local breweries, pubs, restaurants or at home with loved ones.”
“Beer brings Canadians together, and it’s been a part of our country’s culture and communities for generations,” says Dana Miller, Director, Communications and Engagement for Beer Canada, in a statement.
“The last 17 months have been a challenging time for Canadians and businesses, specifically those in the service industry, making beer’s role in bringing friends and family together more important than ever. We hope that Canadians will join us in support of our brewers, restaurateurs, barley farmers and all those connected to beer by raising a glass of your favourite Canadian-made beer on October 6.”
Wondering what you can do to celebrate?
- Visit your local brewery or beer retailer to enjoy a Canadian-made brew.
- Share a video, photo or message of support online using the hashtags #CheersAgain and #CDNBeerDay.
Did you know?
- 85% of the beer consumed in Canada is made in Canada.
- The production and sale of beer supports approximately 149,000 Canadian jobs.
- Over 19,000 Canadians work in breweries across the country.
- Canada is home to over 1,200 breweries.
- Beer contributes $13.6 billion to Canada’s GDP annually.