VOL. 1, NO. 2
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEER CANADA, SPIRITS CANADA
AND THE CANADIAN VINTNERS ASSOCIATION
2 Letter from the Editor
31 On the Menu
4 Chinese Thirst for Premium Suds Good News for
Canadian Barley Industry
A growing demand for premium ales and lagers
among China’s beer drinkers has contributed to a rise
in exports of Canadian malting barley. We look at
why Canada’s barley is so in demand by brewers in
BY JIM TIMLICK
8 Rising Stars
More women are entering the distilling field these days
as the craft spirits industry picks up steam in Canada.
Here are three of their success stories.
BY MARK HALSALL
18 Monte Creek Ranch Winery
Pioneering a new trail in emerging Thompson Valley.
20 Waterloo Brewing is Brewing Up Success, Big Time
Behind the scenes at Ontario’s first craft brewer.
BY PAT REDIGER
On the Cover
China’s shift towards premium
and foreign brews has been
good news for Canada. In
fact, it has contributed to a
significant increase of Canadian
exports to that country of
malting barley, one of the main
ingredients in beer production.
Read more about it on page 4.
13 Getting Schooled
As craft spirits continue to gain popularity in Canada,
there are more and more people vying to get into the
artisan distillery business. The Distilling School operated
out of the Sons of Vancouver craft distillery in B.C. not
only offers distilling training but also provides prospective
distillers with what they need to know to operate a
BY MARK HALSALL
25 Protect Your Craft
How specialty insurance can protect your passion.
BY NICK CASSELLS AND STEPHEN SMITH,
MCLEAN HALLMARK INSURANCE
28 Judging the Can by Its Cover
How market leaders stand out on the crowded
BY RYAN BEDROSIAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, FAST TRACK PACKAGING
Photo courtesy of Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre
Cover photo: alexraths/123RF
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