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Beer Tax Increse?

Postby Publican » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:49 pm

I wonder if any Bar Toweler or brewer knows if the beer tax rate has increase recently. I asked this as I went into two of my local pubs and they said it has. The cost with tax of a pint of Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA cost me $8.38. To me this seems excessive and if what these two pubs told me about the tax increase is true I will have to have not as many pints as I would like.
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Postby El Pinguino » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:27 pm

First I've heard of this...thought it would've been all over the news??
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Postby Frere Ambroise » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 pm

Liberals have to pay for the gas plant fiasco somehow. Both package and draught went up. Not much -- our cans and 6packs went up a nickel each. Draught is being updated.
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Postby icemachine » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:35 am

There was a small increase in the tax rate, Mom n Hops had an article showing the new rates, but you needed to look at the previous years to see how much it had gone up

2013-14 http://www.momandhops.ca/adjusted-ontar ... 2013-2014/

2014-15 http://www.momandhops.ca/updated-ontari ... 2014-2015/
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Postby Publican » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:43 am

I checked out the Feather's website where they list the prices of thier draught beers. Beers that I would like to drink are priced at $6 before tax so I assume that even with tax they would be cheaper than $8.38. Feathers is no where near me but I can get there for $6 return in TTC fare which is doable if I have a session of 3 to 4 pints. I will call the Feathers to confirm the prices are current.
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Postby Mike-KBCo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:43 am

There has been a very small increase, but AFAIK it's on the manufacturing side only. From our perspective it is not enough to raise our prices (draught) but we've had to move our packaged up slightly. To be honest, this decision was made to accommodate more than just the tax increase. If your pint was slightly more one could assume that the brewery had raised their prices in a similar fashion.
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Postby Publican » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:54 am

Mike-KBCo wrote:There has been a very small increase, but AFAIK it's on the manufacturing side only. From our perspective it is not enough to raise our prices (draught) but we've had to move our packaged up slightly. To be honest, this decision was made to accommodate more than just the tax increase. If your pint was slightly more one could assume that the brewery had raised their prices in a similar fashion.
Perhaps that's what happened. I just want to be able to session drink at under $8 a pint because with tip it would be $10 or more per pint
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Postby Mike-KBCo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:58 am

Publican wrote:
Mike-KBCo wrote:There has been a very small increase, but AFAIK it's on the manufacturing side only. From our perspective it is not enough to raise our prices (draught) but we've had to move our packaged up slightly. To be honest, this decision was made to accommodate more than just the tax increase. If your pint was slightly more one could assume that the brewery had raised their prices in a similar fashion.
Perhaps that's what happened. I just want to be able to session drink at under $8 a pint because with tip it would be $10 or more per pint


I hear you. A light snack and 2-3 pints can easily set you back $40 if you're not careful. I usually keep my "sessions" to places with known specials, such as Bar Hop on Sunday or Wvrst on Monday. Plug alert: Handle Bar, Thirsty & Miserable and Emmet Ray all have $5 specials on KBCo cans if that's your thing. Cheers.
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Postby Publican » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:00 pm

Thanks Mike, I was at Bar Hop a few Sunday's ago and took advantage of their $5 pint special. I plan to go to the Only café one Sunday as they have $5 pints after 5 pm according to a Blog TO article dated Jan. 29. Hope they are still offering that deal. I believe that bars that offer cheaper draught beer on certain days will sell a lot of beer because more people will go and stay longer. Just wished that the two local pubs I frequent would do this. I do like KBC beers so I will check out Thirsty and Misreable some day

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