BLOOM Wins Water’s Next Award for Water & Beer Platform

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BLOOM Wins Water’s Next Award for Water & Beer Platform

Kevin Jones and Michael Fagan took to the stage on June 22, 2017 in Toronto to accept a Water’s Next Award for BLOOM’s Water & Beer project initiative. BLOOM was also honoured to have been nominated in the ‘Company of the Year’ category.

Water Canada magazine’s Water’s Next Award is the only national awards program to honour leadership across the entire water sector. BLOOM would like to thank Water Canada and the Water’s Next selection committee for the award.

BLOOM created the Water & Beer online platform in partnership with the Ontario Craft Brewers to improve the water and resource management performance of Ontario’s craft beer industry.

“The Ontario Craft Brewers wants to congratulate BLOOM on winning this prestigious national award. The Water & Beer online platform is a practical and useful resource that is helping our member craft breweries adopt sustainable water management practices within their operations. We look forward to continuing our valuable and trusted partnership with BLOOM”, says Garnet Pratt, President & CEO of Side Launch Brewing Company and Chair, Ontario Craft Brewers.

“Our government is proud to promote the growth of Ontario’s craft beer industry, and invest in projects like BLOOM’s Water & Beer initiative which is helping craft brewers protect our freshwater resources. I wish to congratulate BLOOM on their award, and the Ontario Craft Brewers for their leadership and commitment to growing responsibly and creating good jobs in communities across our province.” – Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Food Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

In 2015, BLOOM had the honour of winning a Water’s Next award for the Water & Wine online platform it developed in partnership with the Wine Council of Ontario.

For further information contact:
Michael Fagan, Senior VP, BLOOM
Tel: 905-842-1115, ext. 227


This project is funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.


Water & Beer

About Water & Beer: an online platform designed to help craft brewers understand the ins, outs and in-betweens of water management and improve their resource management performance.  Water & Beer is the ‘go to’ resource for craft brewers who recognize that water management is important for their business, their customers and their communities.  BLOOM developed Water & Beer in collaboration with Ontario Craft Brewers, individual craft breweries, government agencies, and technology and solution providers – what BLOOM calls the Collective We.


About BLOOM: Making it Easier. Clean and Simple. BLOOM is a recognized and trusted authority on sustainability and resource management practices in Ontario. BLOOM works actively with Ontario industries to find practical and affordable business solutions that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.  Follow BLOOM on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

Ontario Craft Brewers

About Ontario Craft Brewers: Real People. Real Craft Beer. Ontario Craft Brewers is an association of 80+ small, independent brewers dedicated to making great tasting, high quality beer in Ontario. Ontario Craft Brewers brew their beers locally using fresh, all natural ingredients in communities throughout Ontario.  Handcrafting over 500 premium beers, Ontario Craft Brewers employ well over 1,500 people in Ontario, accounting for over 30 per cent of the direct brewing industry jobs in the province. As of 2015, Ontario’s Craft Brewers’ share for premium priced brands was over 6% of the beer volume sold. Craft beer continues to be the fastest growing segment within the LCBO’s beer category. The OCB’s long term vision is to have at least one brewery in every city and town in the province and to make Ontario a North American Centre of Excellence for Craft Brewing.   Follow the OCB on Twitter @OntCraftBrewers, Instagram @OntCraftBrewers & Facebook