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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

Craft Alcohol NB 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

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There has never been a better time to be part of Craft Alcohol NB's mighty band of champions for New Brunswick’s craft alcohol industry. The membership form can be found here: 2022 NBCAPA Membership Form.

Board of Directors


Lloyd Chambers, Black Galley Distilling


Adam Clawson, Red Rover Craft Cider

Mike Caines, Hampton Brewing Company

Ex Officio


Established Beer
Scott MacLeod, Pump House Brewery

Emerging Beer
Carine Luys, Brasserie Chockpish

Established Spirits
Greg McCollum, Sussex Craft Distillery

Emerging Spirits
Trent Jewett, Big Fiddle Still

Cottage Cider
Sam Mackay, Yip Cider

Commercial Cider
Adam Clawson, Red Rover Craft Cider

Zach Everett, Magnetic Hill Winery

John Way, Sunset Heights Meadery

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