Archive: OCB News
December 14, 2023The OCB is applauding today’s news that the Master Framework Agreement (MFA) will expire.
December 6, 2023"We urge the government to immediately eliminate the beer can tax and commit to lowering beer tax rates for craft brewers as part of any upcoming announcement on the MFA and implement them in the next budget." This was the…
December 6, 2023Lots of discussion about the future of the Master Framework Agreement are swirling around in the media these days. While there is rightly lots of interest of what the future will look like, it is largely overlooking what changes craft…
July 27, 2023Today the Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB), the voice of craft brewing in Ontario, launched its Keep Craft Beer Local campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness that high taxes are the biggest threat facing our local craft breweries and…
June 9, 2023Today, as part of the 14th annual Ontario Craft Beer Week, the Ontario Craft Brewers Association is thrilled to announce the launch of our new visual identity, website and member portal.
June 10, 2022The Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) is encouraging everyone to celebrate Ontario Craft Beer Week, which runs from June 12th to 19th.
June 13, 2021OCB Week highlights the amazing craft beer being brewed across Ontario.
July 3, 2019As you pick up beer for Canada Day, we hope you will choose a locally-made craft beer to toast our amazing country.
May 31, 2019The association’s 90+ members, along with many other independent craft brewers, are celebrating Community Within Communities through hundreds of province-wide events and activities that kick off June 8.
May 4, 2019The scholarship will help Canadians begin their Cicerone journey—a global certification program that puts beer professionals to the test.
April 29, 2019Alcohol reforms have been in the news a lot lately, as the government has begun implementing changes to make life a little more convenient.
April 4, 2019The OCB recently launched a new edition of Craft Beer Banter, offering news and highlights now that spring has sprung!
April 1, 2019On March 29, 2019, more than 300 Cabinet Ministers, Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs), and Legislative Assembly of Ontario staff gathered at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to taste and vote for their favourite fresh, local Ontario craft beers.
January 24, 2019Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB), the voice of craft brewing in Ontario, today launched its Great Beer. Better Access campaign. The provincial government is currently consulting on potential changes to the alcohol retail landscape in Ontario, for which the OCB applauds…
November 19, 2018The story of Brock Street Brewery and their tribute to their hometown's heroes and landmarks.
November 13, 2018Ontario Craft Brewers Conference shares fresh insight and approaches for the rapidly growing craft beer market.
October 12, 2018The Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) applauds the Ford government for cancelling the scheduled tax hike and helping keep beer prices affordable. Today’s announcement is simply great news for both Ontario consumers and our independently-owned Ontario craft breweries.
September 7, 2018Scott Simmons shares his thoughts on the new buck-a-beer initiative in this week's Toronto Sun.
August 27, 2018It is good news for Ontarians that the Premier has reduced the floor price of beer to allow brewers to sell at lower retail prices. Unfortunately, most of our members may be unable to participate in this program given the…
August 5, 2018Ottawa's tariffs on U.S. aluminum imports are squeezing the supply, raising the price of beer cans.
August 2, 2018The first craft brewery has opened its doors in Brant County. It is one of only a handful of “on farm” ventures in Ontario.
July 19, 2018Doug Ford is committed to allowing private convenience stores to carry and sell beer. But at what cost?
July 7, 2018Alex sits down with Ontario Craft Brewers President, Scott Simmons, and chats about the OCBs 10 year strategic plan, politics, Beau Bridges, Sunnyside Session IPA and more.
July 5, 2018App-driven craft beer passport company first to join new OCB Associate Membership Program.