Become A Member of the OCB
The Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) is the voice of craft brewing in Ontario and the trade association that advocates for all locally-owned craft breweries in the province. With over 100 members from communities right across the province, joining the OCB provides an opportunity to add your voice to our work with government, regulators, and all industry partners to promote and advance Ontario’s craft beer industry. Becoming a member also provides a number of additional benefits outlined below. Join the OCB today to help create a united voice to ensure a thriving craft beer industry in Ontario.
Government relations advocacy is consistently cited by members as the most important thing the OCB does for its members. As such, this is the key focus of the OCB and we have worked hard to remove some of the regulations, restrictions, and other red tape creating barriers for craft brewers by working with government to freeze beer taxes, enact longer retail hours and other taproom changes, and help brewers expand their patios.
EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
There are a number of additional benefits that are exclusive to OCB member breweries that we want you to be aware of and take full advantage of in order to help set you apart and succeed. These benefits include free memberships in the Canadian Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) and Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB); exclusive promotional opportunities in the LCBO, technical support, and offers on services breweries use every day.
STAY UP TO DATE
Through our member portal, regular e-newsletters, website, and social media channels, we keep members updated on industry news, government policy changes, business, education and networking opportunities. Members also have opportunities through various committees to enhance their knowledge of the industry and a greater role in shaping its future.
COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
As the voice of Ontario’s craft brewing industry, we work with local, provincial and national media to highlight the growth, and importance of the craft beer industry in Ontario. We are also active on social media channels, Twitter and LinkedIn, to highlight changes and news that impact our members.