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BC CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY: Great Little Box Company | Ideon Packaging

GLBC PROVIDES INNOVATIVE LABEL AND PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

We are a multi-divisional packaging manufacturer serving the Pacific Northwest since 1982.  Our diverse offering includes corrugated boxes, POP displays, digital print & packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and shipping supplies. Our knowledgeable Packaging Specialists and complete packaging solutions bring brand equity and streamlined cost efficiency to brewers.

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THEME SPONSORS

FINANCE: CapriCMW

At CapriCMW, we provide personalized insurance and custom risk solutions to give you the confidence and freedom to focus on what matters to you. CapriCMW is a uniquely independent, employee, and locally owned company with strong roots in BC, created through the merger of CMW and Capri Insurance companies. As a private and independent company, our employee-owners are empowered to make quick, strategic decisions – without bureaucratic delay and, most importantly, based on the best interests of our clients. Read more…

BREWING TECHNICAL: Hops Connect

Hops Connect grows, imports, and distributes the finest quality hops for the Canadian Craft Brewing industry. Our partnership with the Barth-Haas Group allows us to provide Canadian Brewers with a vast portfolio of proprietary and in-demand hops from Australia, Europe, the USA & Canada. With our local sales team and multiple Canadian cold-storage facilities, we are on the ground and ready to service your hop needs, logistics & technical questions. We’ve just moved into our new Western Canada office & cold-storage facility in the heart of East Vancouver so please be sure to reach out and check it out! Read more…

Mile 37 Canning
OPERATIONS: Mile 37 Craft Canning Co

Mile 37 Craft Canning Co. is a family-owned and operated mobile canning company with multiple packaging solutions to suit our customer’s needs. These include shrink sleeve labelling, pressure-sensitive labelling for both cans and bottles, as well as Paktech can carriers.

Mile 37 Craft Canning would like to work with every single one of the guild members. Read more…

Vessel Packaging Co
BREWING PRODUCTION: Vessel Packaging Co.
Whatever your size and ambitions, Vessel’s integrated suite of beverage packaging services will take your business to the next level. We work with drinks companies of all sizes, from all different sectors. From craft breweries to experimental CBD sodas, we’re experienced in providing beverage packaging services across the spectrum.  Read more…
MARKETING: Hootsuite

Hootsuite is the global leader in social media management. With over 200,000 paid accounts and millions of users, Hootsuite powers social media for brands and organizations around the world, from the smallest businesses to the largest enterprises.

Hootsuite’s unparalleled expertise in social selling, social customer care, and social media management empowers organizations to strategically grow their brands, businesses, and customer relationships with social.

Hootsuite Academy, the industry-leading online learning platform, empowers education and growth through a wide range of certifications and has delivered over one million courses to over half a million people worldwide. Read More…

HUMAN RESOURCES: Jalapeno Employee Engagement

We are Jalapeno, have the vision of building a world where you and your company reach full potential. We are committed to providing you with all the services and tools you need to tap into the unrealized potential of what the workplace can be and to drive happier, more engaged and more inclusive workplaces. We do this by leveraging technology and the science of psychology towards developing essential skills while creating a sustainable and humanized environment to enrich your team members’ lives. To fulfill our mission, we have a team of experts in Training, Consulting, Coaching, and Counselling that leverage our proprietary software to unlock the teams’ potential. Read more…

SAFETY: Westerra Equipment

Westerra Equipment, a Wesgroup Equipment company and sister company of Williams Machinery, offers a wide range of durable, versatile forklifts. Our full-service dealerships located in Nanaimo, Victoria and Kamloops have the ideal material handling equipment for your situation such as manufacturing, storage, warehousing, and distribution. Learn more about our premium forklifts and warehousing products to help with your business needs. Read More…

SAFETY: Williams Machinery

Williams Machinery, a Wesgroup Equipment company, has been providing premium material handling products in British Columbia for over 100 years. Our full-service dealerships located in Surrey, Kelowna, Prince George, and Terrace offer a range of forklifts and material handling products for your business needs such as distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, and storage. Learn more about our durable, dependable forklifts to help boost your business and maximize efficiency. Read More…

SEMINAR SPONSORS

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Business Development Bank of Canada

BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses; it works with 62,000 entrepreneurs across the country.

With its 123 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital, and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification. Read more… 

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Beattie Tartan
Beattie Tartan is an integrated communications agency that specializes in P.R., social, digital, and creative services. In addition to Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto offices, London-headquartered Beattie Group has 12 offices in the UK and Ireland, plus a partner network spanning more than 100 cities worldwide. Our creative, passionate people unlock the power of marketing and drive results for your brand. Read more…
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BSG Canada

BSG Canada has been producing and distributing brewing products to Canadian markets since the early 1990s. With warehouse locations in Guelph ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Airdrie AB, and Delta BC, we are able to offer customers savings on transportation costs as well as flexibility with scheduling and warehousing space. From exclusive ingredients to our innovative can program, we are committed to being your partner and share your passion for creating outstanding beer. Read more…

CSL Consultants
CSL Consultants

CSL Consultants have decades of experience in dealing with Federal and Provincial regulatory bodies. We understand the business and are here to work for you. No other advisory firm including the big four accounting firms can match our expertise, knowledge, and connections on compliance with liquor regulations Our consultancy practice provides breweries with expert advice and guidance on all issues relating to compliance with Provincial and Federal liquor regulations. Read more…

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Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions – helping businesses succeed while protecting people and vital resources. Around the world, customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial markets choose comprehensive Ecolab solutions,data-driven insights, and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, operate efficiently, and achieve sustainability goals. Read more…

Gambrinus Malting

We pride ourselves on meeting strict specifications and consistently maintaining the standards of quality that our customers have come to expect from us. We combine a European-influenced malting approach with the finest barley and wheat from North America to produce malts of outstanding flavor and quality, which integrate seamlessly with your brewing process. Read More… 

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Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Over the last four decades, Glenmore has helped some of the most successful brands across North America sell their products. As Western Canada’s top custom manufacturer of custom printed paperboard boxes, labels, shrink sleeves, tubes, and litho-laminated corrugated boxes, Glenmore is your best option for custom packaging and print that exceeds your expectations. Read more…

Hootsuite

Hootsuite’s unparalleled expertise in social selling, social customer care, and social media management empowers organizations to strategically grow their brands, businesses, and customer relationships with social.

Hootsuite Academy, the industry-leading online learning platform, empowers education and growth through a wide range of certifications and has delivered over one million courses to over half a million people worldwide. Read More…

Hops Connect

At Hops Connect we are all about hops for the expanding Canadian brewing industry.

With cold storage distribution centres in the east and west, Hops Connect is proudly Canadian owned and operated, dedicated to helping our customers tell their authentic story through the full array and variety of hops we import for our customers from around the globe.  Read more…

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

KPU’s Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma of its kind in BC and the first brewing program in Canada to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association (MBAA) for offering a standard of excellence in brewing education. Students study the science, production, and business of brewing craft beer. The program combines building a solid foundation in brewing science with hands-on practical learning in our state-of-the-art, teaching brewery located on KPU’s Langley campus. Read more…

MNP LLP Financial Consultants

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax, and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Canada’s dynamic beverage industry has seen immense growth over the past few decades and there’s still room for growth.

As the industry continues to expand, the competition will only become more intense. Our beverage processing specialists offer the in-depth services you need to contain competitors that spill into your key markets. We deliver the industry expertise and scalable solutions to enhance all aspects of your beverage business structure so you can effectively manage growth, streamline operations and increase profitability. Read more…

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Master Brewers Association of the Americas

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) is a nonprofit professional, scientific organization dedicated to advance, support, and encourage scientific research into brewing malt beverages and related industries and to make that research available to the public through conferences, discussion groups, journals, publications, and seminars. Did you know there is a Western Canada group? Read more...

Moneris Solutions

Moneris is Canada’s largest provider of innovative solutions for mobile, online and in-store payments, processing more than one in three transactions. Serving businesses of every size and industry, Moneris offers hardware, software, and solutions to help transform the way businesses grow and operate, in payments and beyond. Read more…

RBC Commercial Financial Services

RBC Commercial Financial Services is the full-service business banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada. We focus on helping Canadian SMEs access the resources and services they need to thrive in today’s business markets. RBC CFS employs several industry specialists, including a brewery expert, who is focused on supporting the rapid expansion of BC’s Craft Brewing Industry and working with brewers to provide tailored business solutions.  Read more …

Topps Hops
Topp’s Hops

A Hop Company that provides full service, growing, processing, and distribution. Our Motto is: We Grow For The Beer.

Quality Beer Hops.
| Growing | Processing | Wholesale |
•Helping Revive the British Columbia Hop Industry.
•Wet Brew Arrangements
•Whole Cones
•T90
Vessel Packaging Co.
Whatever your size and ambitions, Vessel’s integrated suite of beverage packaging services will take your business to the next level. We work with drinks companies of all sizes, from all different sectors. From craft breweries to experimental CBD sodas, we’re experienced in providing beverage packaging services across the spectrum.  Read more…
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Zeemac Vehicle Leasing

Whether you are in the market for your first vehicle or seeking new ways to improve your current fleet program, we can help!

We offer a full spectrum of fleet services including Vehicle Leasing, Rentals, Maintenance Service, and Pre-Owned Sales. Depending on your needs, our services can be either standalone or combined into a comprehensive fleet program. Read more…

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Benji Pays

Benji Pays automates your invoice payment processing, it runs overnight and charges your customers’ cards for any invoices that are due, sends them a receipt, and applies for the payments in QuickBooks. If the card was declined it will automatically be re-tried the next day.
You are only billed for approved transactions, no contracts, cancel any time, and all your data is stored in QuickBooks and Moneris so you don’t lose anything if you decide the service is not for you. If you have no approved charges in a month, you are not billed anything at all.

If you are using QuickBooks for your invoicing and the Moneris Gateway / Vault you are ready to start using this service. Read More…

Blackwood Career Apparel + Essentials

Our commitment is simple: We have been producing hospitality, F & B, and culinary apparel for over 25 years. We stand firmly behind every garment we produce. We’ve Got You Covered at Work. From chef coats and hats to aprons, serving pouches and uniforms, we have proudly earned our reputation by consistently providing high-quality products at the best value paired with attentive one-on-one service. After all, customer service is the backbone of Blackwood Apparel. Like the chefs and creative professionals we call partners, we believe that lasting impressions and unique experiences are fashioned from thoughtfulness, technique, and outstanding ingredients. Read More…

BoxMASTER

Since 1981, Boxmaster has been providing BC Businesses with an array of custom corrugated packaging. Boxmaster specializes in sustainable and quality focused initiatives and is the only Food Safe Certified corrugated box manufacturer in Western Canada. (IFS PAC Secure certified) This focus on quality allows Boxmaster to provide a full-service operation to its customers for any of its corrugate needs with fast and efficient means. Whether you require standard trays for local delivery or more diverse box options for supply abroad, Boxmaster has a full slate of options to get you what you need. Read More…

Bredenhof Hop Farms

Every brewer needs a farmer.

Bredenhof Hop Farms is a local, vertically integrated family farm and distributer, working with 4 other family farms to manage over 40 acres in the lower mainland. We supply craft breweries around the world with more than 60 varieties of BC grown and international hops. We have won multiple awards for our top-quality product and excellent farming practices, have a fully implemented traceability program to help breweries be compliant with the SFCA, and are working on becoming the first hop farm in BC with a HACCP program.

Our hops have won the Lupulin Cup ‘Best Hop in BC’ award twice and are some of the best hops grown in Canada. We have won the Outstanding Young Farmers Award for our performance and multiple environmental and sustainability programs. Our hops have been praised worldwide for their uniquely Canadian characteristics and our product quality meets the highest standards of breweries and hop producers around the world.

Every brewer needs a farmer.  Read More…

BBSpro Service Inc

BBSpro was founded by Greg Bamford in 1990. We are a full hospitality service company providing installations of draft beer, wine, and liquor systems. We locally produce and deliver a full line of ware wash products for dishwashers and glasswashers as well as produce all the chemicals needed for breweries. We are available 24/7 for all your service needs.

Give us a call for a free quotation for any new builds, changes, or ideas you may have. We do custom work to your specs. Read More…

Caldic Canada Inc

Caldic Canada Inc. is a supplier of innovative and specialty ingredients for brewing such as vegetable juice concentrates, liquid sugar, high maltose brewer’s syrup, malt extracts, honey, maple syrup, hop extracts, natural flavours, and cocoa nibs. R&D and Marketing support are also available. Read More…

Capital T Branding Inc

Capital T Branding is a fully integrated enterprise with expertise in sourcing and customizing apparel, headwear, glassware, bottles, and merchandise. 
Our North Vancouver factory utilizes innovative green printing technology, unique to Western Canada. 2021 marks our 14th year servicing the business community. Read More…

Catax

At Catax, we work with Canadian craft breweries helping them take advantage of an innovation-related government incentive program that can unlock extra money for their business, known as the SR&ED program. This program allows Canadian businesses to recover up to 40% of any expenditures (payroll & labour, contractors & consultants, wasted material, etc.) related to innovative product development they have done over the last few years. Nearly every craft brewery qualifies, yet not nearly enough apply.

We work on a commission basis, meaning our clients never see a bill from us unless we are successful in finding them money through this government incentive program. We have been doing this successfully for over 13 years, and on average find around $110,000 per financial year for our clients.  Read more…

Country Malt Group

Country Malt Group is a supply company that provides a wide range of high-quality malt, hops, fruit purees, and other premium brewing ingredients.

With 13 warehouses across North America,(2 in Canada) the team at Country Malt Group (CMG), is committed to providing the craft beverage industry with premier brands, the highest-quality ingredients, and exceptional service. Read More…

CPE Systems Inc

CPE Systems primarily supplies breweries and microbreweries with the tools they need to brew better beer. Our mission is to provide the brewers with reliable equipment to make the job easier and more efficient so they can get back to the fine art of brewing beer.

At CPE Systems you can always expect courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable service. We firmly believe that there is no such thing as a “small order”; every client can expect the same quality of service and attention from our staff. We strive to source and procure new and used products that will solve our customer’s problems and save them money. Read More…

Craft CRM /Deca Consulting Ltd

CRAFT CRM the CRM for ON and OFF Premise. Craft CRM allows sales reps to go real-time and paperless; you can manage accounts and prospects, schedule appointments, enter date stamped call notes, updates, shelf positioning, in-store displays, and delivery instructions. Automate repetitive tasks so that your sales team can spend less time on data entry and more on selling.  Reports can be fully customized by date, account type, Sales Rep, product, territory, or region. You can view accounts, contacts, shelf positioning, and more on or offline with Zoho’s iOS/Android mobile app. Craft CRM runs on Zoho a secure, cloud-based SaaS solution, we provide many services. Read More…

Direct Tap (Freshtap Logistics)

Direct Tap was established to provide a better logistical service to craft liquor manufacturers in British Columbia. We’ve experienced the logistical services offered in the province first hand, and we understand there is a need for a specialized company. Our team has extensive experience in beverage logistics as we partner with 300+ craft brands to empower their growth and route to market. Read More…

Ekos

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management software for craft producers of beer, wine, and cider. With more than 15,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps makers manage their day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales, and accounting.
As a central digital hub, Ekos delivers valuable insights, drives efficiencies and profitability, and eliminates the need for spreadsheets and manual record-keeping. Ekos is backed by Noro-Moseley Partners. Read More…

Filterco Water Treatment

Filterco is a full-featured water treatment company, specializing in bringing solutions to your water treatment and product challenges. For breweries, this includes carbon filtration, particulate filtration, (bag and cartridge), UV sterilization, and water softening, as well as chemical feed and treatment. We also have some water waste and recapture solutions. Read More…

Imperial Organic Yeast

Imperial yeast grows brewers yeast for both professional and homebrewers. We are committed to providing high-quality yeast at proper pitch rates in addition to industry-leading technical and customer support. We offer a wide range of unique strains all while keeping lead times super short.

Shipping to Canada poses no issues for us and we act as our own broker- saving you money! Read More…

Keg Management
Keg Management Keg Leasing /Keg Rental

Keg management presents a different way to get kegs by offering leasing-to-own options. This Canadian company offers to their customers the opportunity to grow efficiently without spending big amounts of money when purchasing kegs. This simple and efficient way to do business is quickly becoming a new trend.

We are the least expensive Keg leasing-to-own Company in Canada. Read More…

Kegshare

Don’t Ever Run Out of Kegs!

Canada’s fastest growing technology backed membership to a nation-wide fleet, bundled with features and benefits. Kegshare is a keg service that provides you with kegs that you can use exactly as you would your own. You purchase tokens and grow your fleet, those kegs are always at your disposal; as soon as an empty is picked up, another keg is available for you to use. Read More…

König Brewing Systems

We design, engineer, and manufacture brewing equipment for the Craft Brewing industry. Our people are ex-Newlands employees, therefore, very skilled and experienced in building breweries and brewing equipment. If you are looking for great equipment and reasonable prices get in touch with us.

Brad McQuhae has been involved in the craft brewing industry since 1984. First as a brewer and then as a supplier of knowledge and equipment. Read More…

Line 49 Design Group

Line49 Design Group is a full-service boutique website design, development, and management team located in Vancouver, BC. Since 1996, members of our team have provided courteous technical expertise to businesses ranging from small to large. Line49 also publishes What’s Brewing: the Journal of BC’s Craft Beer Movement, and operates the award-winning websites www.whatsbrewing.ca and www.beermebc.com.  Read more…

Micro Matic Packaging Division

Micro Matic Packaging Division is dedicated to helping you maintain your kegs with Micro Matic keg spears installed, with dedicated staff for technical support, replacement keg spears, tools, parts, and personalized attention to every order. We offer troubleshooting service and educational workshops, free of charge for the education of your Quality, Packaging, and Maintenance Managers. When you buy kegs, no matter which keg supplier you choose: specify Micro Matic keg spears. Read More…

Myrtle Meadows Hop Farm

Myrtle Meadows Hops produces, processes, and store their hops all in house to assure top quality T-90 Hop Pellets for the Brewery Industry. Because of our Terroir, soils, climate, and cultural practices, we are able to create unusual flavours for usual Hops. Read More…

New-Line Hose & Fittings

New-Line was established in 1972 as a specialized distributor of hose, fittings, and accessories. Our products and specialized services are directed to an extensive customer base, such as Resale Distributors, Dealers, OEM, and certain MRO customers in dozens of industries throughout North America. We carry vital products for many key components – essentially “Industry Flows Through Us”. We represent one of the most extensive hose & fitting inventories available in North America and offer many value-added services. Our products are sourced from industry-leading manufacturers, such as Eaton Aeroquip and Goodyear. 

See our brewery specific landing page: www.new-line.com/brewery or request a brewery overview of all our products. Read More…

Prud’homme Beer Certification

Prud’homme Beer Certification® is the only beer education program that provides a well-structured, unbiased look at the world of beer. This ‘made in Canada’ beer education course covers an in-depth look at the history, styles, and taste profiles of beer as well as cooking with beer and food pairings. Prud’homme Beer Certification® provides a fun and engaging atmosphere in which to enhance your knowledge of beer. Read More… 

Ripley Stainless Ltd

We’ve been fabricating stainless tanks for the brewing/distilling industries for over 40 years! We have seen the benefits of supporting local, and the BC economy, and we are proud to say that we make our tanks 100% here in Summerland, BC.

From local boutique craft breweries to higher volume facilities, Ripley has been building stainless steel tanks for the micro-brewery industry since 1979. Read More…

Specific Mechanical Systems

Since 1986, Specific Mechanical has handcrafted brewing and distilling systems for the craft beer and spirits industries. Started as a two-person company, those two founders remain, owners and employees, a team of over 85 people. Our mission is to provide the world’s finest handcrafted brewing and distilling systems, complemented by the industry’s most comprehensive customer success program.

We offer complete systems will all associated equipment including fermentation tanks, bright beer tanks, collection vessels, hop dosing systems, keg washers, and CIP systems. All handcrafted for you. Read More...

Summit Labels
We’re not your typical label printer—we’re pioneers, redefining the custom label industry in Vancouver, BC. We embrace the spirit of innovation, and if there is one thing you need to know about us upfront, it’s that we’re more than order-takers, we’re partners. By working with Summit Labels, you’re working with top label industry experts. Specialists in this technology who’ve been in the game for over 15 years. So while many companies dabble in craft beer labels – we specialize in it. From gorgeous custom labels with every embellishment imaginable to top-of-the-line sleeves and keg collars, Summit’s got everything you need to make a big impact. Read More…
Taxtic Tax Recovery Consultants

Taxtics is a consulting firm. We do commodity tax recovery work for business.

We review your past expenses to recover taxes that you have paid in error or that you may not have properly accounted for. We also recover other credits such as double payments made to suppliers. After signing a mutually beneficial non-disclosure agreement we will get to work recovering money for you. You will only be billed for our services when there are monies recovered. Read More…

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White Labs

White Labs, Inc. is an international company that provides pure liquid yeast, fermentation products, services, analysis, and education to professionals and enthusiasts alike. Continually raising the bar in the art of fermentation, White Labs stretches the limits of science to set new standards in purity and freshness. From the industry’s first pitchable liquid yeast to a complete revolution in the way it’s propagated and packaged, the White Labs’ innovative spirit is tireless.  Read More…

Yakima Chief Hops

Yakima Chief is a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier. We represent all hop and hop products for commercial, craft, and homebrewers.

We are focused on providing premium quality hops and uncompromising service. Our team is driven by a profound appreciation for our natural resources and heartfelt respect for the communities and customers we serve. Together, this creates a culture of continuous improvement centered on sustainably produced, innovative hop products for beer.
We have partnered with the Pink Boots Society to create an annual hop blend in celebration and support of women in beer. Read More…

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Zenan Glass
Zenan Glass stands alone when it comes to glassware decorators, as the largest glassware decorator in Canada and fifth overall in North America. Offering a wide selection of glassware, in a range of styles and sizes, you’ll be sure to find the perfect piece to complement your craft creations, customized to your unique brand. In addition, Zenan Glass also supplies barware and wearables to support every aspect of your business. Contact us to learn more about our products and our COVID19 supplies, which include items that can be used for curbside pick up, takeout, promotions/merchandise shop, and winterizing your patios! Read more…
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