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Old 12-17-2011, 03:01 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has any clue what type of regulations would be encountered by starting up a nano brewery in Canada.

 
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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Not a very complete answer but that kind of thing is provincially controlled so it's going to vary depending on where you want to set up.

Some would be very strict, others less so. I live in Ontario and I would not want to do it here. WAY too many regs.

 
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:09 PM   #3
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Sockeye, send me a PM - interested in what you have in mind.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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Just happened across this thread searching for the same information, and have found this which is specific to BC:

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb/docs-...-breweries.pdf

That's the BC Provincial end of things all nicely squared away in the PDF. The Federal side of things though is confusing. And mentions "Her Majesty" a lot.

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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I would imagine that just like in the US, there is probably no distinction in the law between a nano and a larger brewery, except for some middle-ground cutoff between a brewer and a "small brewer." Here in Cali, a "small brewer" produces less than 60,000 barrels of beer per year.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
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From what I've seen there's only a difference at the Federal level where under x amount of hectoliters (uhhh...some amount of liters) it's lower tax per hectoliter. But it's a pretty crazy amount of beer to produce to even hit the lowest rung on that ladder.

Big breweries (read: Molson) is charged some 20x per hl than a small brewery would, that much I could figure out...

 
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