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Raise a glass to celebrate Canadian Beer Day on October 6, 2021

OTTAWA, ONT. – July 19, 2021 The third annual day dedicated to the Canadian beer and brewing industry – Canadian Beer Day – occurs on October 6, 2021, with coast-to-coast celebrations at local breweries, pubs, restaurants or at home with loved ones. Canadian brewers, beer enthusiasts, and the various industries connected to the production and sale of beer across the country will be raising a glass to #CheersAgain on this #CDNBeerDay – recognizing the impacts beer has on our culture, communities and economy.

Started in 2019, Canadian Beer Day is dedicated to celebrating beer and the thousands of Canadians involved in brewing, selling, delivering, serving – and enjoying – the beverage loved by millions across the country. The celebration, which occurs every year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, recognizes and celebrates beer and breweries in Canada and the sectors directly involved in the beer supply chain – agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and hospitality.

“Beer brings Canadians together, and it’s been a part of our country’s culture and communities for generations. The last 16 months have been a challenging time for Canadians and businesses, specifically those in hospitality, making beer’s role in bringing friends and family together more important than ever.” said Dana Miller, Director, Communications and Engagement for Beer Canada.

“Whether in a small or larger group this year, we hope that Canadians will join us in support of our brewers, restaurateurs, barley farmers and all those connected to beer by raising a glass of your favourite Canadian-made beer on October 6.” Miller added.

Canadian brewers directly employ over 19,000 Canadians, and approximately 149,000 jobs across Canada’s hospitality, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing sector are supported by the production and sale of beer.

Canadian Beer Day is all about celebrating the beverage Canadians love and the positive contributions brewers make throughout the year.


  • 85% of the beer consumed in Canada is made here.
  • Approximately 149,000 Canadian jobs are supported by the production and sale of beer.
  • Over 15,000 Canadians work in breweries across the country.
  • Canada is home to over 1,200 breweries.
  • Beer contributes $13.6 billion to Canada’s GDP annually.


Beer Canada is the voice of the people who make our nation’s beers. Our members account for 90% of the beer produced in Canada. The sale of beer supports 149,000 Canadian jobs, generates $14 billion in Gross Domestic Product and $5.7 billion in government tax revenues.

Beer Canada has represented Canadian brewers since 1943 and offers the most comprehensive and timely statistical overview of monthly and annual trends in the beer industry.


Dana Miller

Director, Communications and Engagement

Beer Canada


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