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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…

Craft Brewery Cyber Security

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that cyber-related data breach incidents increased in both frequency and severity in 2013—and the trend is accelerating, according to Marsh Risk Management Research. Read More…

Earthquake, Tornado, or Flood—Oh My

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that weather claims are one of the top three craft brewery losses based on frequency, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group. A craft brewery natural disaster—whether from a lightning storms, earthquake, flood, or tornado—can turn into a business disaster if proper steps aren’t taken beforehand.  Read More…

Total (Craft Beer) Recall

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that beer spoilage and contamination are among the top three craft brewery losses based on severity, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group. That being the case, it is vital for a brewery to develop a recall plan in the event that contaminated beer gets out on the market. Read More…

Prevent Beer Spoilage and Contamination

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that beer spoilage and contamination are among the top three craft brewery losses based on severity, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group. The unintentional use of contaminated materials and the spoilage of a batch of beer present a huge exposure to the financial well-being—and the reputation—of any brewery. Read More…

The Keys to Brewery Maintenance

The Beall Brewery Insurance safety team recently completed research that revealed consistency and scheduling as the two most important factors in brewery maintenance.

The last thing a craft brewer needs is for equipment to give out, resulting in time, energy, and money spent on clean-up, lost product, and frustrated customers—exactly what happened to one New England brewery late last year when a gasket gave out on a tank, sending a flood of beer out onto the brewery floor. The brewery lost the entire batch of its popular brew—a costly incident that points out the importance of doing regular checks on equipment to ensure that everything is working properly. Read More…