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Prices are high, but I don't mind because everybody hates taxes so it's necessary to fund the provincial gov.

High prices along with limited locations/hours is insane!

Why can't they just allow distribution through other stores...

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Ring Audio wrote:
Prices are high, but I don't mind because everybody hates taxes so it's necessary to fund the provincial gov.

High prices along with limited locations/hours is insane!

Why can't they just allow distribution through other stores...


Ontario has some of the most arcane liquor laws in the world...change (when it has occurred) has been glacial and impressively dull...

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last nite we figured out how to make moonshine in 3.5 minutes with one of those point lens' out of an old 60" projection tv.

I'll have to ask you to please stand back and I'm sorry, but you can't smoke that in here...


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Ring Audio wrote:
Prices are high, but I don't mind because everybody hates taxes so it's necessary to fund the provincial gov.

High prices along with limited locations/hours is insane!

Why can't they just allow distribution through other stores...


Ontario has some of the most arcane liquor laws in the world...change (when it has occurred) has been glacial and impressively dull...




So true! We need to shake off the puritans' influence :roll:

The fact that we can't have a drink in public is ridiculous too.

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I don't have a problem with the LCBO monopoly, but I do with the beer store. Service is so bad I never go into one anymore except to return empties. On top of that, the selection of beers is not that great unless you like the standard fare.

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I don't have a problem with the LCBO monopoly, but I do with the beer store. Service is so bad I never go into one anymore except to return empties. On top of that, the selection of beers is not that great unless you like the standard fare.



Not to mention it's a foreign owned company with a near-monopoly on beer distribution. On top of that they have an undisclosed conflict of interest as they are selling their own brands alongside others.

The Beer Store wouldn't be missed.

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ripblade wrote:
I don't have a problem with the LCBO monopoly, but I do with the beer store. Service is so bad I never go into one anymore except to return empties. On top of that, the selection of beers is not that great unless you like the standard fare.


I tend to agree with this. I really have no issue with the LCBO, pricing could be a bit better, they could have actual sales occasionally, but I accept that both of those things won't happen due to taxes and control. They make a hell of a lot of money for the province which is great. I know that if they gave up the profit they make on the alcohol and just got the taxes on it that massive winfall would have to come out of our pockets anyway so I prefer the status quo.

I do think the regulation of beer is a little peculiar. I won't say I would go so far as wanting it in grocery stores, but I would like to see craft beer stores allowed to open up, as the beer store makes it impossible for them to get their product into it, and the LCBO has some horrible distribution of it too. I only go to the beer store to return empties, but mostly I just put them in the blue bin for the scavengers.

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for some reason, most beer venders in wpg. are protesting mihas products... not a big deal to me but still curious why... I've tried getting an answer and its pretty hush...

i think you should be able to get beer anywhere.

weird how there so mich talk about legalizing pot but alcohol is still so strict...


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wesworld1970 wrote:
for some reason, most beer venders in wpg. are protesting mihas products... not a big deal to me but still curious why... I've tried getting an answer and its pretty hush...
Most of it is brewed in the US, but they get some type of a tax break because they operate a small brewery in Calgary and Hamilton.

Who cares anyway? It's not worth buying even at the lowest legal price.

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i see...

c'mon Rip, you know you like apple boxer... :P


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Well...I do wear boxers in the summer....gotta let the boys breathe... :lol:

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I do think the regulation of beer is a little peculiar. I won't say I would go so far as wanting it in grocery stores, but I would like to see craft beer stores allowed to open up, as the beer store makes it impossible for them to get their product into it, and the LCBO has some horrible distribution of it too. I only go to the beer store to return empties, but mostly I just put them in the blue bin for the scavengers.


One option is to buy it direct from the craft brewery. I buy mine direct from the brew-pub and bring them home.

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When I ordered the Kensington Brewing Company cans for Corby's barn gathering last year I was quite surprised, and chuffed, that there was no savings in ordering from direct from the brewer. "Lowest legal price" comes in to play here, I guess.

When convenient, I've bought beer direct from the brewer - case in point above, with Duggan's (when they were around), and Mill St. Brewery before they were readily available. Most times, I just go to the LCBO because the nearest location is a three-minute walk from home and their selection is very good. Local craft brewers have quite a bit of shelf space, with Hockley's, Cameron's, Muskoka, Amsterdam, Kawartha, Denison's, and Nickel Brook being regular stock. If the LCBO has stock registered but is not "in-stock" at my location then they will bring it in from the nearest location.

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