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Make a Brewery Emergency Action Plan

September is National Preparedness Month, and Beall Brewery Insurance wants to remind craft brewery owners and management that this is a great time to put together an emergency kit, establish a system for alerting employees and customers in the event of a disaster, developing a contingency plan to get the brewery up and running in the wake of an emergency, and developing a Brewery Emergency Action Plan. Read More…

Quiet Down!

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that about 30 million workers are exposed to hazardous sound levels on the job, according to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Read More…

Craft Brewery Insurance Pointers

Opening a craft brewery may seem like the new American dream, whether you’re an avid homebrewer, a craft beer aficionado, or an entrepreneur at heart. “The idea of working in a field that provides so much pleasure to so many—and seems like so much fun—tugs at the imagination,” says Richard Beall of Beall Brewery Insurance. “But before would-be craft brewery operators take the plunge, there are a lot of issues to consider–and craft brewery insurance is at the top of the list.” Read More…

Top Craft Brewery Risk: Slips, Trips & Falls

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that slips, trips and falls (STF) is the most frequent craft brewery loss, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group.

While STF is an important risk for all business-owners to manage, for craft brewery management the situation is particularly complicated because of the different populations that may enter the brewery. These include customers, tour-goers, outside contractors, and—of course—employees. Craft brewery risk is heightened by the physical hazards that are common to craft breweries, including wet or slippery floors, elevated platforms, different types of floor surfaces, and changes in floor elevation. Read More…

Brewery Tour Dos and Don’ts

Offering a tour of your brewery is a great way to engage with your customers—as well as to expose your brewery to potential lawsuits if a tour-goer gets injured, reports Beall Brewery Insurance.

In 2012, a fermentation tank at one Texas craft brewery exploded during a brewery tour. Tour-goers were showered with beer and the tank crashed through a wall of the brewery. Earlier this year, two members of the tour filed suit against the brewery claiming they suffered injuries and damages including medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and anguish, and physical impairment and disfigurement. Read More…