The Popularity of Canadian Beer & Its Impact on The Economy

What do you do when you want to get tipsy after a hectic day’s work? Down a peg or two of your favourite drink? Well, if you happen to be a Canadian the chances of you choosing beer over others can be pretty high, for the beverage happens to be the most popular one in the country – a whopping 57% compared to the second best 42% for wine as of May 2015 With such an overwhelming majority choosing beer as its favourite drink in Canada, let us know about the drink, its history and impact on the economy.

The History

Arguably one of the oldest beverages produced by man through fermenting cereals like malt or barley with yeast, beer finds mention in ancient Iranian, Mesopotamian, Chinese and Sumerian texts dating back to thousands of years. The drink was brought into Canada by the early European settlers primarily Franco-German when they started cultivating cereals like maize and barley. If history is to be believed then the French couple Mr. & Mrs. Hébert happened to be the first documented brewers in Canada circa 1617 although the couple did it for their private consumption only. However, it was only in 1668 in the city of Quebec that a commercial brewery was built.

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Impact on the Economy

That beer is a favourite with Canadians has been proved once again by the whopping sales reported in the year 2017. As per the country’s statistics report, Canadians had spent a total of $9.2 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent when compared to the consumption recorded in the previous year. Furthermore, the sale of beer has a significant impact on the economy with one out of every hundred jobs being sustained by it (Ref: The Conference Board of Canada (CBC)). According to the CBC report, beer sales alone account for $6 billion in revenue for the government. No wonder, beer has become a cash cow for the Canadian government.

Beer Influencing the Dictionary?

The popularity of beer among all sections of the Canadian society notwithstanding, there are people who suffer from a drink related phobia. Surprised? Well, the phobia called ‘Cenosillicaphobia’ is experienced by drinkers and is related to seeing a glass ‘empty.’

Easy Availability

You can enjoy your favourite drink in any of the pubs or restaurants that are lined up across the country. And with the advent of the internet, you can order the same from the comfort of your home as well. Yes, no need to move out of your house but clicking a few buttons on your smartphone or desktop and the beer will be there at your doorstep. The easy payment method and reasonable rates have made online Calgary beer delivery a hit with connoisseurs. And there is an added advantage of not waiting for long as the chosen beer gets delivered within an hour.

Other Benefits of Going Online

You can order the choicest of beer (Ale, Abbey, American Ale, Bitter Ale, Brown Ale, Barley Wine, India Pale Ale (IPA), Irish Red Ale, Porter, Stout and many others) come winter, rain or summer as per your requirement.


Canadian beer has a history of its own and contributes significantly to the country’s economy as well. Its easy availability, especially through online means, has made it even more convenient.

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