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New Brunswick’s craft alcohol industry is thriving, with over 100 breweries, wineries, cideries, meaderies and distilleries found in 48 communities across the province. New producers are entering the fold each year.

In fact, the industry mirrors the best things about our province: richness of diversity, commitment to quality, and using the best of what is naturally available.

Economic Impact

A craft alcohol industry economic impact study, conducted in 2021 by an economist with the Université de Moncton, reported a $24 million GDP contribution to the New Brunswick economy and 618 jobs. With the right conditions in place, the industry is projected to grow 47% within three years.

This would result in a GDP growth to $35 million and nearly 1000 direct jobs (four times that indirectly). These conditions require the elimination of regulatory barriers currently faced by the local industry and support by the industry’s most important strategic partner, NB Liquor.

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We Are Here for You

The New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association (NBCAPA) is a strong voice for our province’s beer, wine, mead, spirits and cider producers. We advocate for the creators who bring the taste of New Brunswick to our region and beyond.

Together, our voice is stronger as we work to ensure our government recognizes the significant contributions we make to the province. We have succeeded in getting NB Liquor to implement the “don’t touch, don’t tax” policy, introducing the cross-selling pilot program, allowing our province’s smallest producers sell direct to consumers, and having the warehousing and distribution fee cut in half.

This is vital to helping us advance our strategic priorities:

  1. Sales threshold reform
  2. Fair markup structure
  3. Expanded market access
  4. Export development opportunities

Member Benefits

  1. Grow your business - through knowledge, connections and marketing support (like this website)
  2. Reduce risk - stay better informed on issues and developments that impact you the most
  3. Save money - harness the power of network connections to discover savings through group buying and a member-to-member marketplace

Join Today

There has never been a better time to be part of NBCAPA’s mighty band of champions for New Brunswick’s craft alcohol industry. The membership form can be found here: 2021 NBCAPA Membership Form.

Board of Directors

Executive

Executive Director
Christine Comeau

President
Sébastien Roy, Distillerie Fils du Roy

Vice-President
André Leger, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault

Secretary
Adam Clawson, Red Rover Craft Cider

Treasurer
Stephen Legacy, Four Rivers Brewing Co.

Ex Officio
Sean Dunbar, Picaroons

Directors

Established Beer
Scott MacLeod, Pump House Brewery

Emerging Beer
Alicia Cassidy, 3Flip Brewing Inc.

Established Spirits
Christine Haley, Sussex Craft Distillery

Emerging Spirits
Trent Jewett, Big Fiddle Still

Cottage Cider
Sam Mackay, Yip Cider

Commercial Cider
Adam Clawson, Red Rover Craft Cider

Wine
Zach Everett, Magnetic Hill Winery

Mead
John Way, Sunset Heights Meadery

Local Advocates

Amy Barrett-Kay

Amy Barrett-Kay

Saint John

@amybarrettkay
Nadia barry

Nadia Barry

Fredericton

@freddy.boozie
Olivier Boucher

Olivier Boucher

Bathurst

@olivierboucher_
Charlotte Burhoe

Charlotte Burhoe

Fredericton

@csjburhoe
Ian Covey

Ian Covey

Fredericton

@ian.covey
Nathandimitroff

Nathan Dimitroff

Bathurst

@nathandimitroff
Jason Gallant

Jason Gallant

Moncton

@hubcityfoodies
Gilliane Nadeau

Gillian Nadeau

Saint John

@uncorked_nb
Amber Richards

Amber Richards

Moncton

@amber_effect
Eric Scouten

Eric Scouten

Saint John

@scoutenout
JM Theriault

JM Theriault

Dieppe

@jmtheriault12

Contact

Christine Comeau

Executive Director | NBCAPA
New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association

nbcapaed@gmail.com
506-647-0674