beer or malt liquor means all fermented liquor that is brewed in whole or in part from malt, grain or any saccharine matter without any process of distillation and that has an alcoholic strength not in excess of 11.9% absolute ethyl alcohol by volume, but does not include wine as defined in section 2 of the Excise Act, 2001; (bière ou liqueur de malt)
beerstodiscover wrote:Last year's Kentucky Bastard was 14.5% and countless other examples. There is some regulatory hoop to jump through and possibly tax implications.
beerstodiscover wrote:I think breweries were flouting the rules until a few years back when there was a crackdown and 11.9 appeared everywhere. I'd rather let a brewer decide how strong a brew should be, especially if I'm paying a premium for a special release. I would guess some brews are 11.9 in name only.
You can search for active distillers licences in Ontario. I can only spot Brick, Mill St. and Muskoka. Yet there's a 13% barley wine from Cameron's on LCBO shleves. Hmmm...
El Pinguino wrote:I remember Amsterdam Double tempest from last year came in quite a bit higher than the 11.9% limit and they had to re-adjust it somehow to get to 11.9% as Amsterdam didn't have the right license.
No idea what that would involve...I mean they don't just "water it down" do they?
ErkLR wrote:beerstodiscover wrote:Last year's Kentucky Bastard was 14.5% and countless other examples. There is some regulatory hoop to jump through and possibly tax implications.
That's a good point. Extra tax could be why they were losing money on it if I recall correctly from another thread.
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