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#1 2011-06-08 22:36:22

Steel
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Beer

Last weekend we were in Orchard Park NY for a ball tourney. A stop at Tops Friendly Market was in order to pick up supplies.

Molson Canadian.... 24 bottles.... $17.99.....and yes the box said...MADE IN CANADA

Is any wonder we as a country are pissed off at the government who insists that the "Beer Store" does a wonderful job marketing beer?

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#2 2011-06-09 10:08:15

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Steel wrote:

Last weekend we were in Orchard Park NY for a ball tourney. A stop at Tops Friendly Market was in order to pick up supplies.

Molson Canadian.... 24 bottles.... $17.99.....and yes the box said...MADE IN CANADA

Is any wonder we as a country are pissed off at the government who insists that the "Beer Store" does a wonderful job marketing beer?

Who says this?  I am under no illusion that the Beer Store is supposed to be marketing beer. 
The are only supposed to sell beer and collect taxes so that when I get drunk and hurt myself I have free health care to patch-me-up. smile

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#3 2011-06-09 11:02:44

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Blueline wrote:

Steel wrote:

Last weekend we were in Orchard Park NY for a ball tourney. A stop at Tops Friendly Market was in order to pick up supplies.

Molson Canadian.... 24 bottles.... $17.99.....and yes the box said...MADE IN CANADA

Is any wonder we as a country are pissed off at the government who insists that the "Beer Store" does a wonderful job marketing beer?

Who says this?  I am under no illusion that the Beer Store is supposed to be marketing beer. 
The are only supposed to sell beer and collect taxes so that when I get drunk and hurt myself I have free health care to patch-me-up. smile

LOL

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#4 2011-06-09 13:50:19

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So Steel, can we conclude that you do NOT support our government collecting taxes on Beer in an effort to support our socialistic lifestyle??  Or perhaps decrease the abuse that might result from selling cheap beer??

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#5 2011-06-09 15:59:22

Steel
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rankinfile wrote:

So Steel, can we conclude that you do NOT support our government collecting taxes on Beer in an effort to support our socialistic lifestyle??  Or perhaps decrease the abuse that might result from selling cheap beer??

Want to find price gouging....you can look at the pumps....or next door at the beer store....in the end the root is the same.

Rank...I never said the beer was "cheap".....what I said was ours was rediculously expensive....in fact more than double the price found for the same product we produce in our own country a few miles over the border.

Can't buy the logic that paying more than twice the price for something we produce in our own country is some how good for us.

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#6 2011-06-11 10:22:26

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The beer store ownership is as follows:"Forty-nine percent of the company is owned by the Labatt arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev of Belgium; forty-nine percent is owned by Molson Coors Brewing Company which has headquarters in both the United States and Canada; and the remaining two percent is owned by Sleeman Breweries, an arm of Sapporo of Japan."  source"wikipedia"



they set prices of all beers in ontario if they want shelve space.........and lets not forget the taxes going to the government.................

i think that lakeport and laker offer very affordable and good quality ales and beers......................

you will pay less for their canadian products than molson canadian and labatts blue.....................personally i think they are better tasting than the generic blue and canadian...............................

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#7 2011-06-11 13:36:45

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bulldog wrote:

The beer store ownership is as follows:"Forty-nine percent of the company is owned by the Labatt arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev of Belgium; forty-nine percent is owned by Molson Coors Brewing Company which has headquarters in both the United States and Canada; and the remaining two percent is owned by Sleeman Breweries, an arm of Sapporo of Japan."  source"wikipedia"

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My God....and folks complain that big blue WalMart is destroying Canadians by ensuring all their profits go south of the boarder.  And now this........

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#8 2011-06-12 07:33:36

Steel
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bulldog wrote:

The beer store ownership is as follows:"Forty-nine percent of the company is owned by the Labatt arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev of Belgium; forty-nine percent is owned by Molson Coors Brewing Company which has headquarters in both the United States and Canada; and the remaining two percent is owned by Sleeman Breweries, an arm of Sapporo of Japan."  source"wikipedia"



they set prices of all beers in ontario if they want shelve space.........and lets not forget the taxes going to the government.................

i think that lakeport and laker offer very affordable and good quality ales and beers......................

you will pay less for their canadian products than molson canadian and labatts blue.....................personally i think they are better tasting than the generic blue and canadian...............................

Govn't of Ontario also sets a minimum price for beer to sell at...I beleive that is the price for Lakeport or a couple of the other so called bargin brands here. So we know the floor price is artifically set by the province

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#9 2011-06-12 11:03:46

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last year i was in hawaii and they have excellent india pale ales.  a tradition established by past british imperialism.....i bought a sapporo so i could try a japanese beer and after i opened that can and poured it into a proper drinking vessel, i read the can and to my shock and horror i found that it was brewed in guelph ontario....................................

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#10 2011-06-13 08:28:35

Steel
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bulldog wrote:

last year i was in hawaii and they have excellent india pale ales.  a tradition established by past british imperialism.....i bought a sapporo so i could try a japanese beer and after i opened that can and poured it into a proper drinking vessel, i read the can and to my shock and horror i found that it was brewed in guelph ontario....................................

And no doubt you bought it for less than half the price you have to pay for it here.

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#11 2011-06-13 20:54:22

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yah i think you,r right.......

here are some crazy things as i am watching the bostion bruins get a goal a minute playing the canucks for the cup.

there are 16 canadian hockey players on the vancouver canucks and there are 21 canadian hockey players on the boston bruins....

the bruins play home ice at the TD gardens....  thats right TD stands for toronto dominion..........................

there is a big statue of a canadian in front of td gardens in boston.......ya bobby orr from parry sound...................


who the heck are you suppose to cheer for????????????

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