Breweries Should Submit Business Interruption Claims

April 24th, 2020 • by David Wallace

Breweries Should Submit Business Interruption Claims

• by David Wallace

Covid-19 and the related fallout opens questions many of us have never encountered. Updates continue to change rapidly and the “answers” are often unique to your business.  Striking a balance between information overlord and following high-level recommendations may serve you well.  Do standard commercial policies provide coverage for Covid-19?    The answer is most likely […]

Common Pitfalls Breweries Can Avoid

October 10th, 2019 • by David Oksenhorn

New York State is home to 447+ craft breweries. And you want to be number 448. No sweat right? But how many of these breweries will be around in year two? Contrary to common belief running a brewery isn’t as easy as growing a sick brewer’s beard. There’s a number of variables that could lead […]

Clearing up confusion about Brewery Workers’ Comp premiums

June 10th, 2019 • by Scott Newburge

“What are these rates and where do they actually come from?” is a common question we hear when going through the initial quote process for a start-up brewery. Even our established brewery clients ask this question a year, or two, or three in because let’s face it, your job is to make phenomenal brews not […]

Has your brewery insurance been “Frankensteined”?

June 21st, 2018 • by Mike Petrozzella

It’s an exciting time, after dreaming about it for years and pre-planning, you’re finally going to open that brewery you’ve been wanting.  Then the fun begins and money starts going out.  You’re now dealing with lawyers, landlords, brewery licensing and equipment, TTB, and insurance… fun fun fun. You ask some colleagues who they use for this […]

When does it become YOUR brewing system?

November 15th, 2017 • by Scott Newburge

Every time we work with a new brewery, a unique question or two inevitably come up.  Finding the answers is always an interesting endeavor—something that teaches us something about our own industry as well allowing us to further educate our clients. One recent exchange with a brewery owner brought up the uncertainty of when a […]

Reducing Brewery Exposure Through Risk Transfer

July 10th, 2017 • by Matt Rowsell

In 1624, English Poet John Donne was credited with the phrase, “No Man is an Island.” In 2017, this could easily be adapted to say “No Brewery Is an Island.” All breweries work with numerous outside entities that range from your typical business exposures such as landlords, vendors and distributors to industry unique risks like […]

Brewery Safety: Top Hazards and How to Reduce Risk

October 21st, 2016 • by Rob Dettman

The cheapest claim for a brewery is the one that never happens. The best way to keep your insurance premiums low over the long term is to minimize the impact of claims on your business. While risk cannot be 100% removed from operating a brewery, there are a variety of ways a brewer or owner, […]

6 Insurance Concerns Every Brewer Needs to Address

August 18th, 2016 • by Matt Rowsell

There are many insurance companies that will entertain breweries large and small, but that does not mean that all policies are equal. In many cases, brewery insurance is a “square peg in a round hole”. Although insurance carriers will try to provide an all encompassing policy, all brewers should make sure that they carefully review […]