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Entries from November 2008

CBC on Beer over the years

November 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on CBC on Beer over the years

The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has an extensive online archive of TV and radio clips from their broadcasting history.  One of the topic areas that’s available is entitled “Selling Suds: The Beer Industry in Canada” that covers clips from 1961-2005.  It’s very interesting to see some of changes to the industry over the years.  Something […]

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Tags: Government · LCBO · Media · The Beer Store

Anheuser-Busch InBev Beer Store

November 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today marked the completion of the acquisition (PDF) of Anheuser-Busch by InBev, creating the world’s largest brewing company, now named Anheuser-Busch InBev. This also makes the world’s largest brewer the 48.5% owner of The Beer Store. Along with co-owners Molson Coors and Sapporo, The Beer Store continues to distance itself anything remotely Canadian. Remember folks, […]

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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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