Need something to celebrate today?
How about raising a glass in honour of Canadian beer?
Today is the second annual Canadian Beer Day.
Luke Chapman of Beer Canada says it brings Canadians together and “has been a major part of our country’s cultural fabric for generations.”
Chapman says Canadian Beer Day is a chance to reflect on the contribution brewing makes to the nation.
Beer Canada says brewing contributes a whopping 13.6-Billion dollars to the Canadian economy every year.
There are 11-hundred breweries in Canada and they employ 15-thousand workers.
Keeping the kegs rolling and the shelves stocked also employs a lot of people in delivery, retail sales. and serving, bring the total employment created by brewing up to 149-thousand.
Chapman says we can show “breweries, barley farmers, restaurateurs and all those connected to beer what they mean to Canadians and our country.”