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

Great Little Box Company / Ideon Packaging (GLBC) began operations in 1982 in British Columbia and currently operates from its headquarters in Richmond, BC with additional offices in Victoria, BC, Kelowna, BC and Everett, Washington, as well as a satellite office in Alberta. GLBC is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of label and packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, digital print and packaging, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging, and shipping supplies. Read more…

THEME SPONSORS

BREWING TECHNICAL: 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…

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…
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…

HUMAN RESOURCES: Jalapeno Employee Engagement

We’re Samin and Maria of Jalapeno Employee Engagement. We love ideas, data and helping companies uncover the hidden potential of their workforce. As Millennials, we have a unique perspective on what’s trending and what drives great culture. Our mission is to help companies tap into this unrealized potential of what the workplace can be and to use data to drive a happier, more engaged, and more involved workplace. Read more…

SEMINAR SPONSORS

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Business Development Bank of Canada

We are BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada, and the financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services, and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. 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…

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

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.

Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.

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.
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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. 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…

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…

Catax Tax Relief Uncovered

At Catax, we claim back money from the government for businesses investing in innovation, research, and development. For breweries, there is innovation in the creative ways they brew beer. If you have created a unique process to a beer you make, or have used unusual ingredients to make a unique beer, there is a very high chance you can claim back a significant amount of money from the government for the work you are doing. The tax incentives that the government offers for innovation are some of the most drastically under claimed tax incentives in Canada. We help businesses realize them. 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…

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…

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…

Taxtixc 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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Zenan Glass

Zenan has the largest selection of Beer Glasses and the largest in-house inventory to choose from in North America. Whether it is for personal use, bar, restaurant, hotel, Craft beer, promotion, or special events, Zenan’s custom branded Beer Glasses will suit every need you may have.
NOW WITH COVID SUPPLIES for curbside, delivery, and winterizing your patio! 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…

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