The foreign brewers who own The Beer Store may be price-gouging Ontario bar and restaurant owners

This post originally appeared on Toronto Life's website on February 18, 2014.  Coors Light, Budweiser and Molson Canadian aren’t particularly pricey brands of beer—unless you own a bar or restaurant in Ontario. For the province’s tens of thousands of liquor licensees, these premium beer brands come at huge markup. Take a case of Canadian. For a … Continue reading The foreign brewers who own The Beer Store may be price-gouging Ontario bar and restaurant owners

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In Toronto Pubs, Breweries Battle for Beer Taps With Persuasion and Cash

This post originally appeared on Torontoist on January 2, 2013. Beer industry insiders say big breweries spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year trying to influence what your bartender decides to put in the fridge. You may think, when you go to a bar, that your choice of beer is entirely yours. But that … Continue reading In Toronto Pubs, Breweries Battle for Beer Taps With Persuasion and Cash