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Poll: (Why) Does Ontario Need More Beer Retail Choices?

With the Wynne government putting LCBO grocery store kiosks on hold pending further review, Ontarians are left with the status quo when it comes to the purchase of beer in the province: LCBO locations, Beer Stores, and Breweries. Some arguments in favour of expanding retail beer selection are not overly compelling. Sure, I’d like to […]

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Westvleteren 12

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. If you are still reading this, you’ve probably guessed that I didn’t get my hands on any Westvleteren 12…you know, that ultra rare Belgian trappist beer that you can normally only buy direct from the monks that brew it in Belgium (or something like that)? That beer that is rated 100 on BeerAdvocate? That […]

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LCBO Report Underscores the Craft Beer Boom in Ontario

Today the LCBO released its 2011-12 financials and guess what? Ontario Craft Beer led all product segments in growth, with 45% increased sales. To put that in perspective, VQA wines rose 9%. I think that this has little to do with changing tastes and is simply a result of the fact that LCBO has started selling Ontario Craft Beer. Indeed, its been an underserved […]

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