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Brewery Insurance Made The Old Fashioned Way

As a craft brewery owner, you operate within a highly regulated environment. Which means that partnering with the right people is critical for your success.

That’s where we can help.

The Brewery Insurance Program provides craft breweries with an array of insurance options, which we custom tailor to your specific needs, making recommendations for changes as your needs evolve.  Have questions about what coverage you might need? Just give us a call. You’ll speak directly with an experienced insurance pro, not an anonymous call center.

When you speak with us, you’ll discover that we offer more than just brewery insurance and group health plans.  We can also help you to implement safety programs that provide the well being your employees and customers. Additionally, we offer a host of services and online tools that can streamline your human resource operations.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call at 855-BREW-INS (273-9467) to see how we can simplify your life so you can focus on what you do best—making great beer.

Brewery Insurance Program Team

John Hoefer


“I love sticky problems that are difficult to solve and that take creative solutions.”

John Hoefer goes out of his way to understand his brewery clients: where they are, where they’ve been, how their business runs, and what exposures they have that need to be insured.

As President of the Brewery Insurance Program John does everything he can to make his clients’ lives easier. He oversees a high-performing team that provides insurance and risk management solutions for breweries and brewpubs located throughout the U.S.

He also manages a workplace safety program that saves his clients thousands of dollars each year and frequently speaks at trade events for the brewery industry.

When he’s not helping his clients manage the risks associated with their business, John likes to follow the stock market and hiking in the SoCal hills with his wife.

Emily Kauffman

Account Manager

“I’m fascinated by people who make the decision to start their own business.”

Emily Kauffman is an account executive with more than 9 years’ experience in the commercial insurance industry. She’s worked with hundreds of small business clients, building lasting relationships with business owners and commercial insurance underwriters.

Emily admits to having a soft spot for brewery owners. The reason why is simple: she knows that for many of her clients becoming a brewer has been a cherished, lifelong dream. What’s more, they’ve invested nearly everything they have into turning their dream into a success. So helping her clients to protect their investment—to protect their dream—is a top priority for Emily.

When she’s not helping her clients to cover their bases, Emily volunteers for local organizations such as the Orangewood Foundation (which works with current and former foster youth) and the Council on Aging SmileMakers Guild (which runs an annual gift drive for elderly residents in assisted living facilities).

Judy Heald

Vice President of Employee Benefits

“I do everything I can to be an advocate for my customers and provide peace of mind for their employees. I don’t take no for an answer.”

Judy Heald is a tough negotiator, the kind that moves heaven and earth to make sure her clients get the best deal possible.

With more than 30 years’ experience designing employee benefit programs for clients in Southern California, Judy is our go-to expert when it comes to finding creative ways to offer cost-effective medical, dental and vision benefits. She knows how to find that middle ground between designing a health and welfare plan that her clients can afford but that still includes the benefits their employees need.

Cindy Hebert

Account Manager

“My clients know that when I say I’m going to do something that I’ll get it done.”

Cindy Hebert enjoys working on complicated problems, the kind that scare off weaker souls. If it requires extensive research and persistence, she’s all over it.

Cindy thrives on the challenge of working with clients that have complicated needs with significant risk exposures that need to be mitigated. This means that most of her clients tend to be medium to large-sized businesses with multiple insurance policies. Some of her clients even have multiple entities and operate in more than one state.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your safety or insurance needs, give us a call at 855-BREW-INS (273-9467). We’re here to help.

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