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Tap runs dry for Singapore craft beer distributors, breweries as they get sidelined in new Covid-19 support measures

Published Mon, Jul 26, 2021 · 08:43 AM

LOCAL craft beer distributors and breweries are reeling from the impact of Singapore's third dine-out ban as they continue to be sidelined by government support measures.

The government had on Friday rolled out a S$1.1 billion support package for workers and struggling businesses in the food and beverage (F&B), retail and other targeted sectors.

The new measures were, however, not applicable to most beer distributors and breweries given that they are not considered F&B players under the Singapore Standard Industrial Classification code.

Of 28 breweries and distributors polled by the committee formed to represent the Singapore craft beer industry, more than half do not expect to receive help from the job supp…

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