Most of Canada’s breweries are small, local operations with 94% producing less than 15,000 hectolitres of beer. So with that in mind let begin with how many breweries have erupted onto the craft beer scene here in Alberta, Canada. Nationally, the number of brewing facilities per 100,000 drinking You can see the entrepreneurial spirit that defines Alberta in our breweries. Experimentation. The number of brewing facilities increased by 12.9% from 995 in 2018 to an all-time high of 1123 in 2019. Alberta’s craft beer scene has been rapidly on the rise, thus breeding many, many craft beer lovers. cheers Jordan: Year over year. Share of the leading beer breweries of China in 2016, based on sales volume Canada's breweries GDP by province 2019 Croatia: number of active beer breweries 2008-2018 So last year, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia saw some of the fastest rates of new brewery openings in the country, but really Alberta led the charge on that. Craft breweries often operate like restaurants, bars or pubs. Whatever your taste is, there’s definitely an Alberta beer just for you. They’re using interesting ingredients, trying different ways of doing things—and sometimes they’re putting new spins on old methods, like wild fermentation. I mean in Calgary alone new breweries seem to be popping up every couple of months with no end in sight. We’re in there! Beer in 2019 realized positive gains on some fronts, while facing challenges in other areas. How many breweries along Alberta’s Highway 3 have you tried? They saw a 60% increase from 70 breweries to 112 breweries. And let’s face it: breweries make the best food and sometimes you want to enjoy that brewery burger with the family. I have been finding it difficult to keep up with the growth the brewery scene. But that growth has really caught up in other regions as well. Big Rock Brewery is a Canadian public company and the largest brewery with head office located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.Additional brewing operations are located in Vancouver, British Columbia; Etobicoke, Ontario; and Liberty Village in Toronto, Ontario. Sales value of beer in Alberta 2009-2019; Sales volume of beer in Alberta 2010-2019 ; Further related statistics. Stefanie: Year over year. Big Rock distributes a variety of beers and ciders throughout Canada.