Craft brewers’ sales boom as big beer’s sales slow

From Business in Vancouver, by Albert Van Santvoort. Photo: Shutterstock

Market share in British Columbia for craft breweries grew to nearly one-third in 2019


An analysis of beer sales for B.C.’s top 10 producers shows that local craft brewers’ share of the province’s beer market is growing.

In 2013, eight local producers accounted for 21.7% of the total sales for the top 10 companies. In 2019, their share was 31.4%.

This market increase becomes even more apparent when comparing the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Board’s (BCLDB) sales growth of micro-brewers with the industry giants of Labatt Breweries of Canada and Molson Coors (TSX:TPX.A).

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