KPU Brew joins Beer Canada as latest member

Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – Beer Canada is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the association following approval by our Board of Directors on Monday: Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Brewing, Red Truck Beer Company and Alley Kat Brewing Company Ltd. Currently, Beer Canada has a membership of 38 brewing companies, an increase of 11 new members in 2015.

KPU Brewing is a state‐of‐the‐art teaching brewery at KPU’s Langley campus in British Columbia. KPU’s Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program was launched in 2014 and is the only brewing diploma of its kind in the province. 

Red Truck Beer Company began in 2005 in North Vancouver and moved to a brand new location in the heart of Vancouver’s Brewery Creek in 2014. The brewery distributes an extensive product line using a fleet of their namesake red trucks. Alley Kat Brewing Company is the 4th oldest brewery in Alberta. Located in Edmonton, the company began in 1998 and focuses on using local suppliers and products.

“Beer Canada’s membership fees and governance allow brewers of any size to engage on industry issues with their colleagues and access a number of services,” said Jim Button, Village Brewery and Board Member, Small Brewery Representative for Western Canada. “Working together as a united industry is the best way to advance the interests of the Canadian brewing industry.”

Beer Canada is a national trade association that advocates on behalf of its members to ensure Canadian brewers are able to operate in a healthy regulatory environment and that beer remains a celebrated part of Canada’s culture. Membership is open to all brewers with a federal excise licence.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at    
For more information contact:
Brittany Moorcroft
Manager, Member Services and Communications
613‐232‐9601 ext. 225
KPU media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288