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Don’t try to bring a beer

November 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Last night I was having some beers with friend Troy Burtch, and the topic of beer at fine restaurants came up. He had just written a post about the subject, and we both agreed that generally it is quite frustrating that many Toronto restaurants pride themselves on food and wine, but seem to not care […]

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Tags: Government · LCBO

LCBO’s Secret E-commerce

November 15th, 2008 · 13 Comments

Did you know that the LCBO offers alcohol purchase and delivery online?  I’m not sure if many people do, and it’s certainly not something that the LCBO makes a big deal of – there doesn’t seem to be any links to it from their main web site.  But at, you can order select wine, […]

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Tags: LCBO · The Beer Store

Ultimate Source? Part One

October 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

The Beer Store and its claim to be “The Ultimate Source for Beer in Ontario” is one of the most ridiculous statements imaginable.  Refuting this claim is not a difficult task, but it is a lengthy one.  Hence, this post is entitled “Part One”, and will be an ongoing series looking at The Beer Store and […]

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Tags: LCBO · The Beer Store

Ted Chudleigh Chimes In

October 19th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Ted Chudleigh, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Halton, recently published an article in the Burlington Post about how Ontario needs to rethink how the beer retailing system works. Mr. Chudleigh has indicated that he will read into the record at Queen’s Park the petition collected by Derek Forward about breaking up the current system. […]

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Tags: Government · LCBO · The Beer Store

Dreaming of California

October 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

It’s been a little while since my last post, so it’s good to be back.  This one is about a little place you might have heard of called California. California is the most populous state in the U.S. and home to much glamourous American culture – Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco, Napa Valley, etc.  I […]

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Tags: Brands · LCBO · Outside Ontario · The Beer Store

Tales from Abroad: Sam’s Wine, Chicago

August 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Oftentimes it’s easy to believe that if something is a certain way here, it must be that way everywhere else.  But we all know this is certainly not the case with local customs and cultures.  However, sometimes we fall into this trap when it comes to alcohol in Ontario.  Today I’m writing a new article […]

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Tags: Government · LCBO · Outside Ontario · Perspectives · The Beer Store

There must not be beer outside of Ontario

July 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

One of the often overlooked problems with our beer system in Ontario is how the rest of our great country is generally omitted. To a casual beer drinker in Ontario, the craft beer selection consists of beers from Ontario and the rest of the world. Not, however, from the rest of Canada. Canada has thriving […]

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Tags: Brands · Government · LCBO · Outside Ontario · The Beer Store

Beau’s Challenges with The Beer Store

July 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I was tipped off to a story from Ottawa about Steve Beauchesne from Beau’s on the CBC this week (MP3 file) discussing their challenges with The Beer Store and bottle deposit returns. Beau’s recently began offering their Lug Tread Ale in 750mL ceramic swing-top bottles at the LCBO.  This bottle is certainly a premium bottle and costs […]

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Tags: Brands · LCBO · The Beer Store

Brussels White Jailed by the LCBO

July 16th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Brussels White has been scheduled to be part of the LCBO’s Summer 2008 seasonal beer release. There are a number of beers in this release, and many have shown up on LCBO shelves so far. Not Brussels White, however. Brussels White, a beer which the LCBO has released before in the past (therefore presumably a […]

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Tags: Brands · Government · LCBO