Craft safety into your brewery operation

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There are more breweries operating in the United States now than at any other time in history. Data from the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American brewers, shows that in 2015, 4,269 breweries provided nearly 122,000 jobs nationwide. Covering these employees for workers’ compensation can be expensive for brewery owners, and providing for worker safety is a topic that shouldn’t be ignored.


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Protecting your craft beverage equipment

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While means and methods will vary, one item that all craft beverage manufacturers share is dependence on their equipment. That’s why it’s important to make sure you include equipment breakdown coverage as part of your insurance portfolio if you’re a craft brewer, distiller or winery owner.


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Tasting rooms and tours:
Consider guest safety first

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Most breweries, wineries or distilleries offer tours and a tasting room where guests can enjoy a sample of the product or purchase drinks made on-site. These operations present a different set of exposures than a typical beverage manufacturing facility. If you own a beverage business, closely evaluate your operation to ensure guest safety.


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Booming beverage industry has special insurance needs

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The craft beverage industry is booming. Breweries and wineries operate in all 50 states, and the number of distilleries has more than doubled since 2011. Growth stems primarily from states welcoming breweries, brewpubs, wineries and distilleries – granting new licenses and drafting legislation to ease excise taxes – and from the desire of consumers to buy locally.   Proprietors in the craft beverage industry have special insurance needs.


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