Good things are brewing in Alabama!
With over 40 breweries in Alabama and an economic impact of close to one billion dollars, the brewery industry has seen strong growth over the past five years. Valent Group is proud of the hard work of local brewers across the Southeast and recognizes that reaching this point has had its fair share of challenges.  

As breweries expand operations, become gathering spaces for communities, appeal to customers seeking unique flavor profiles, enhance their micro-brewing techniques, and evolve menus to offer unique gourmet pairings, it will be essential to partner with hospitality experts in order to best support and optimize growth.

Having a local understanding of the laws breweries are working within and experience in helping hospitality businesses grow organically, we are strategically positioned to advise on coverage and risk consulting.

We are proud members of
the Alabama Brewers Guild

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your insurance coverage keep up with your plans for the future, let’s grab a beer and connect.

Meet Our Brewery Expert

Seth Stone

Seth Stone has represented the hospitality and restaurant business for the past 10 years. His first five years were spent learning the industry while working in various capacities for the founder of Zoe’s Kitchen and in leadership roles for Jinsei Sushi, Maki Fresh, and Dots Fried Chicken. Since 2014 Seth has been using this knowledge and expertise to handle the risk management needs for over 200 clients that include multi-unit franchisees, corporately owned stores including owners and operators, and brands and concepts supported by private equity and venture capitalist groups.

Breweries@valentgroup.com

205-262-4820

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Dan Coulter, CLCS
Sr. Risk Consultant
Dan is headquartered in our Decatur office and serves clients across North Alabama, having joined Valent in 2014 after a career in commercial lending with First American Bank.

Craft Brewery Risk Management

Our combined experience in risk consulting and the hospitality industry equips us with the unique knowledge and expertise to protect your brewery. As your business evolves, so should your insurance program. We are here to help you navigate changes so that your full exposures are covered, keeping your business protected.

Download our brewery-specific safety handbook to identify potential hazards in areas where you will want to provide employee training to protect the health and safety of your team, remain in compliance with OSHA requirements, protect company revenue, and more.

Most Common OSHA Violations For Craft Breweries

With the growing popularity of craft breweries comes an increasing amount of OSHA violations. In fact, the amount of OSHA violations at breweries more than doubled between 2010 and 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Potential Environmental and Regulatory Liabilities at Breweries

Workers in the brewery and distillery industries are commonly exposed to toxic chemicals, hazardous vapors and boiling water on a regular basis. Wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is the last line of defense when performing routine, yet dangerous brewing jobs.