October is BC Craft Beer Month.

John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform Policy says the number of craft breweries in BC has doubled in the last six years.

He says craft beer is a growing part of BC’s cultural landscape. He says small businesses like craft breweries become cultural icons and create a number of jobs for people in the province.

October is also Small Business Month in BC. According to the Province, small businesses account for 98% of all business and employ more than one million people.