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I believe The Beer Store doesn't make a profit

The Beer Store often claims they don’t make a profit. Given that they enjoy a monopoly in this province when it comes to retail beer sales, lately a lot of people seem to either be scoffing at the notion that the company doesn’t make a profit or going out of their way to prove that’s not true. 629 more words


Where is your beer brewed?

In the craft beer world, opinions about the merits of contract brewing are pretty varied.

Without wading into the debate (again), I do want to discuss one thing that I think virtually everyone takes a disliking too, and that’s when a contract brewer or brewing company attempts to be dishonest about where it is that their beer is  actually made. 436 more words

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We're probably not going to "upvote" the Beer Store away

As part of a consultative approach they’re taking to shaping the provincial budget, the Ontario government has introduced Budget Talks 2015, an open forum wherein Ontarians can have their say and presumably, let the government know where our priorities lie in terms of provincial financing in the next year. 516 more words

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If I owned The Beer Store

As an increasingly large chunk of the population of Ontario knows, The Beer Store is owned by three multinational brewing companies, AB-InBev, Molson-Coors, and Sapporo. 1,275 more words

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Are the Blue Jays breaking the law by not offering better beer selection?

The Toronto Blue Jays are the only team in Major League baseball that doesn’t offer local beer at their baseball games.

Obviously, this sucks.

People who like baseball often also like beer. 998 more words


Beyond The Beer Store: What happens now?

In terms of media coverage and developing news, it seems like it’s been a hundred years since The Beer Store dropped the bombshell announcement that they would be offering up an opportunity for a token gesture “ownership” stake to Ontario’s brewers. 2,703 more words

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2014 Beer News Round Up

Crazily enough, if I had to chose one word to describe how I feel about the myriad beer news that went down in the year 2014, it would be optimism. 1,531 more words