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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…

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…

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…

Online Application Simplifies Brewery Insurance Search

Beall Brewery Insurance has delivered yet another reason why it is one of the fastest growing craft brewery insurance agencies in the country. The recent launch of the Beall Brewery Insurance online universal insurance application makes it simple and convenient for operators of regional breweries, microbreweries, contract breweries, and brewpubs to quickly provide information needed for an insurance quote. Read More…

Brewery New Year’s Checklist

As the year winds down and craft brewery owners look ahead to new brews, bigger equipment, increased square footage, and expanded distribution in 2014, it’s a great time to review brewery insurance coverage and make sure that you’re covered. Read More…

Beall Insurance Participates in Hanover’s Small Commercial Council Meeting

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Beall Insurance staffer Mai Shafik represented Beall Financial and Insurance Services at the recent Small commercial Council Meeting organized by Hanover Insurance Group for a select group of agencies.

Earlier this month, Beall Financial and Insurance Services took part in the Small Commercial Council Meeting organized by Hanover Insurance Group at Temecula’s Ponte Winery. Read More…

Craft Beer Insurance

Recently, craft beer insurance specialist Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., became the first company to sign on as a sponsor for Brewing a Beer Buzz: The Secrets of Successful Beer Branding, a craft beer branding seminar held at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.

The mission of the seminar—to help current and future craft brewery operators understand the vital importance of a strong brand for their business (and their beer)—was a great fit for Beall and their specialized insurance programs for craft breweries, explains principal Richard Beall.

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