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With beer taps off, malt barley demand down

No significant drop in barley acres expected

MarketsFarm — Declining beer consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic will also lead to reduced demand for the malt barley to brew it — but acreage to the crop is unlikely to see much adjustment on the Prairies. “I don’t think there’s any question — without sporting events, and festivals, and concerts – that beer […] Read more

The beer economy in Canada supports one out of every 100 jobs in Canada, a Conference Board of Canada report says.

The beer facts — beer drinking is good for Canadian economy

Study says ‘almost every industry in Canada is supported in some way by 
the beer economy — from grain production to retailing and serving’

If you’re an average beer drinker in Alberta, a new report pegs your consumption at about 260 bottles a year. That’s the fourth-highest per capita consumption of beer in Canada and slightly higher than the national average 235 bottles, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. From Farm to Glass: The […] Read more