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Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:34 pm
by S. St. Jeb
Time for another discussion on 'social responsibility'?

I just don't know what to think about this.

http://www.momandhops.ca/stalwart-brewi ... y-on-sale/

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:50 pm
by S M A
Wow.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:28 am
by Craig
Their label got through the review process and made it on shelves, then got pulled, which makes me think it might have been the result of a complaint.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:44 am
by JerCraigs
Is there a version of a label with that name that they would accept?

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 am
by GtownRandy
could they slap a sticker over the "offensive" part?

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 am
by darmokandjalad
GtownRandy wrote:could they slap a sticker over the "offensive" part?


A better solution would be to slap everyone involved in making this asinine decision

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 pm
by BeerIsGood
WTF! Just when I think I've been exposed to every possible idiotic situation/decision/idea...A new one presents itself.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:28 pm
by Masterplan
I would agree, that some doctor probably saw this and complained either directly or through their association.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:37 pm
by portwood
I could understand if this was pulled from grocery store distribution*, but from stores that sell nothing but liquor? :roll:

(*argument could be made that someone might believe it could have medicinal properties when the pharmacy next to the beer aisle has bottles with similar logos - the rx/snake thing)

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:14 pm
by beerstodiscover
It's a terrible decision, but the real problem is that it came late. If you want to be overly careful and ban the label, fine. But this was approved and yanked at the last minute. I'd be thinking about recouping costs in the courtroom.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 pm
by BlackRedGold
Such a stupid decision for such a good beer.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
by JerCraigs
beerstodiscover wrote:It's a terrible decision, but the real problem is that it came late. If you want to be overly careful and ban the label, fine. But this was approved and yanked at the last minute. I'd be thinking about recouping costs in the courtroom.

I am sure that any brewery thinking about suing the LCBO would be nervous about suing one of the only retail outlets available to them...

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:59 pm
by BlackRedGold
JerCraigs wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote:It's a terrible decision, but the real problem is that it came late. If you want to be overly careful and ban the label, fine. But this was approved and yanked at the last minute. I'd be thinking about recouping costs in the courtroom.

I am sure that any brewery thinking about suing the LCBO would be nervous about suing one of the only retail outlets available to them...


Lots of grocery stores selling beer in Ontario these days.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm
by JaseWescott
LMAO but the LCBO is okay selling St. Peters beers in medicine looking bottles.

Re: Stalwart Brewing beer removed by LCBO after one day on sale

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:11 pm
by El Pinguino
Apparently the LCBO is getting stricter and stricter on enforcing their crazy label requirements.

Seems many breweries who have been around longer know to steer clear of anything *remotely* close to bad text/graphics topics, with Doctors and medicine being a well known one. Too bad such information isn't shared with newbies.

Also, new brewery Clear Lake was rejected by the LCBO, because of their logo. Even worse for them...not just one beer, but their entire BRAND is blacklisted unless they change.