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by Rob Creighton
Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: ... fall release -- keith's
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

You have to grudgingly give Labatt/Interbrew credit for creating a complete side business (Oland) that has cashed in huge on the more profitable premium sector and barely acknowledges there association with Blue and Wildcat. Molson has nothing to touch it and has flailed hopelessly with the Rickards...
by Rob Creighton
Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Recycling/Returning
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

As the articles above suggest, how can any collected funds be applied to the environment or recycling if it is going into the general tax pool? As usual, we assume our elected officials are doing the "right thing". Yea right. The system has no legitimate direction and absolutely no accountibility. I...
by Rob Creighton
Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Recycling/Returning
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

This topic revolves around a number of semi urban myths that it would be truly interesting to know the real numbers about. It is similar to knowing that Molson at one point (recently) put out only a dozen worts from their brewhouse yet had 48 labels coming off the bottle lines. My concern here is ou...
by Rob Creighton
Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What's up with LCBO?
Replies: 12
Views: 4792

Hi Perry - I had heard that the wine store licence gravytrain had ended but I guess I fear some strange "well intentioned" similar effort which benefits some brewers (read: those with cash and influence) and limits the efforts of the up-and-comers (read: you). One option I have discussed with friend...
by Rob Creighton
Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What's up with LCBO?
Replies: 12
Views: 4792

The evolutionary process is far too slow for somebody with my lack of patience. I do not expect my local Beer Store(Fergus) and LCBO combo store(Elora) to be able to carry every thing my heart desires but I would like a reasonable option within striking distance. The Ontario wine industry has certai...
by Rob Creighton
Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Lots Sold Out At Brock St. Beer Store
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Blackout Fever ruled supreme in Fergus which got hit from a three way beer effect. Locals and the local conservation area campers thought to put up extra for the weekend, cottagers heading north got away a day early and thought to stock up on route and Guelph still had no power as of Friday night so...
by Rob Creighton
Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Who drank what during the blackout?
Replies: 14
Views: 7818

While pondering the stars last night about 1 am, I enhanced my ponderings with 2 Wellington SPA's off the shelf (we banned opening the fridge). I really enjoyed them and may try this more often.
by Rob Creighton
Wed Aug 13, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer Store Scam
Replies: 0
Views: 1205

Financial wizard I'm not but read the story in yesterday's Globe & Mail http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030813/RANDY13//?query=beer and tell me that this could not possibly happen. A non-profit corporation that was established to control the distribution of beer through...
by Rob Creighton
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:37 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coming soon at The Granite Brewery: growlers to go!
Replies: 14
Views: 5146

I would be shocked to ever see another brewpub licence issued. This change is a simple economic answer to the question of whether or not you can make money in this game. If Ron sells another 12 kegs a week (or 365 hectolitres per year) and brings his system to capacity, is he then able to make a buc...
by Rob Creighton
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Some interesting observations about beer prices in Ontario.
Replies: 8
Views: 4120

This is my 1st post so hopefully it comes out. During round 2 of the beer wars with the macro's in the US, Stroh's reported that the primary reason they wanted into this market so badly was that a case sold here was 6X more profitable than a case sold south of the border (I think I still have that a...

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