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Ted's Bio

Ted Fleming is the founder of Premium Near Beer, the first company in North America dedicated to serving people who crave the taste of beer, wine, cider, or cocktails but choose to avoid alcohol. In 2005 he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic ailment that was the start of significant life changes and led to his decision to eliminate alcohol from his diet. The problem was he loved beer but found that the quality and variety of the non-alcoholic beer available at the supermarket was just plain “crap”. Since then he's been on a mission to assemble an unprecedented selection of the world’s finest non-alcoholic products in one convenient online location. He often jokes that his customers include Saudi Sheiks, top-flight athletes, expectant mothers, and celebrities you don’t hear about in the news. 

Ted is a graduate of Queen's University with a degree in Geological Engineering. He began his entrepreneurial career, after more than a decade in the electricity sector, in 2010 as the owner/operator of a self-storage facility and then as a developer of solar power plants. He is an expert in small business, social media marketing, eCommerce, and most importantly beer.

Ted lives in Toronto with his wife and three daughters. You can often find him enjoying a near beer at the bar after a hockey or squash game or riding around the city on his Beer Bike

Ted Fleming, Founder

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PremiumNearBeer.com in the news:

 

CBC - August 12, 2017 

It looks and smells like beer, but it's not really

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwIKLit2WO0&t=99s

 

Hop Culture - June 14, 2017

 Tentatively Trying a Non-Alcoholic IPA

  

Nerdy by Nature - April 23, 2017

Drink Partake! Making Tasty Non-Alcoholic Beer, One Can at a Time

  

Beverage Daily - April 4, 2017

Partake Brewing on non-alcoholic craft beer: ‘It’s time for the two fastest growing segments of the beer market to converge’

 

Pints Templar - April 3, 2017

Would you drink it? - Alcohol Free IPA

 

The Brewers Journal - March 30, 2017

Canadian Beer News - March 29, 2017

Partake Brewing Launches Kickstarter for Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer, Surpasses Goal in 3 Hours

 

Ontario Beverage Network - March 28, 2017

Partake Brewing opens Kickstarter for alcohol-free craft beer

 

MetroNews.ca - February 16, 2017

New craft business promotes non-alcoholic beer and spirits

 

Startup Here Toronto - February 10, 2017

Toronto-Based Booze Business Launches for Non-Drinkers

 

Hamilton Spectator Jul 24, 2016

PIKE: On a mission to find quality, low alcohol beers

 

Chicago Sun-Times - February 16, 2016

Steinberg: Taste-testing nonalcoholic beer

 

Canadian Review Freak - July 31, 2015

Premium Near Beer - Excellent Quality Non-Alcoholic Beer #NearBeer

 

The Globe and Mail - June 26, 2015

Your A to Zen Guide for blissful cottage living this summer

 

Huffington Post - February 24, 2015

Can Nonalcoholic Beer Save Big Brewers?

 

The Toronto Sun - January 15, 2015

5 beer-ish alternatives when you're alcohol-free

 

The Globe and Mail - January 14, 2015

The renaissance of temperance and the rise of 0 per cent-alcohol drinks

 

The Toronto Star - January 1, 2015

New Year’s resolutions: Alcohol-free beer doesn't have to be taste free

 

Talk About GUTS - December 2014

When life gives you Crohn's, sell premium near beer

 

Post City Toronto - October 2014

First Draught: Weihanstephaner, proof that de-alcoholized beer isn’t undrinkable

 

SemiSolidMedia - August 27, 2014

Non-Alcoholic Beer Round-Up

 

BrewScout - Beer as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle - August 26, 2014

Running on Schmohz 120

 

Marcia Mundell - Inspiring Healthy Living - August 9, 2014

A Great Find I Need To Share!

 

The Globe and Mail - June 4, 2014

A bottle for beer lovers who don’t love the buzz

 

BlogTo - June 5, 2014

50 things to do this summer in Toronto 2014

 

Cottage Life - May 2014

Nearer-than-ever beer

 

1000 Startups - April 16, 2014

Premium Near Beer

 

Beer In Canada - February 10, 2014

PremiumNearBeer taps into non-alcoholic beer market

 

Bloor West Villager - January 3, 2014

For the love of beer: Bloor West man translates diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease into online business venture

 

Notable - December 10, 2013

Non Alcoholic Beer is Becoming a Thing in Canada

 

Quench Your Thirst - December 6, 2013

Tis the season

 

Toronto Sun - December 1, 2013

Best non-alcoholic beers

  

The Thristy Wench - November 15, 2013

Premium Near Beer – A Look at Quality Non-Alcoholic Beers

    

BlogTo - November 6, 2013

Where to buy non-alcoholic beer in Toronto

 

Canadian Beer News - October 30, 2013

Premium Near Beer Aims to Offer Canada’s Best Selection of Non-Alcoholic Beer