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Focus on the Forklift

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that, according to OSHA, forklifts cause an estimated 85 fatal accidents per year. That’s in addition to 34,900 accidents that result in serious injury and 61,800 that are non-serious. Read More…

Brewery Safety: Managing Hazardous Chemicals

Breweries don’t require large supplies or varieties of chemicals in order to function. But they do use cleaners and sanitizers to keep brewery equipment safe to operate. Those materials can cause serious injury if they come in contact with skin and are not immediately washed off. Similarly, breweries may keep some flammable liquids on hand (for instance, blends of isopropyl alcohol for sanitizing brewery equipment). Read More…

Brew Beer, Don’t Waste Water: Reducing Water Used in Brewing

Beer is 95% water, but the amount of water needed in the brewing process adds up to much more than that. According to the Brewers Association, brewers need about seven barrels of water to make one gallon of beer.

Of course, not all that water goes into the actual brewing. But the brewing process is responsible for 25% of a typical brewery’s water usage. Read More…

Digital Solutions—and Challenges—for Your Brewery

When the going gets tough, the tough… pivot. And that’s exactly what craft breweries across the country have been doing. The pandemic has prevented thousands of them from conducting business the way that they, and their customer base, are accustomed to: on-premise. 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…

End-of-Year Brewery Insurance Review

As the year draws to a close and the new year looms closer, Beall Brewery Insurance recommends that craft breweries take this time to review their craft brewery insurance coverage and ensure that they have the coverages they need to protect their workers, their beer, and the future of their business. It’s an important step to take on an annual basis… but in this unusual year, it takes on particular importance. Read More…

The Key to Brewery Worker & Customer Health: Hand Washing Hygiene

It’s National Hand Washing Awareness Week, and Beall Brewery Insurance wants to take the opportunity to point out that hand-washing reduces respiratory illness—like colds—by more than 20%. During cold and flu season, hand-washing reminders could help your staff and your customers to stay healthy. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, hand-washing has repeatedly been celebrated as one of the top steps you can take to maintain your health, and the health of those around you. Read More…