I love this beer - killer at 2.8
BTW can someone explain the logic behind why tax should would be different based on ABV? I understand higher production cost/quality = higher price, but higher ABV?
Feels very ...odd? outdated? Ontarioesque?
Drinking is a sin.
Drinking higher ABV drinks is a bigger sin.
Sinners are taxed.
Bigger sinners are taxed more.
You know how we're a British Colony, or were until recently? It's sort of a vestigial tail left over from the evolution. British policy certainly had different alcohol taxed at different strengths and we more or less adopted their post war model after we came out of prohibition, at least as near as I can tell.
It's one of the reasons why they've got 3% mild bitter. It was less heavily taxed.
In Ontario, we didn't really make beer that low in alcohol prior to prohibition. Lager sometimes ranged down to 3.5%. Ales were more or less 6.5%-7.0%. I don't think it ever occurred to bureaucrats making the laws that people would want a 2.8% beer. We had quite low alcohol stuff between 1924 and 1927, but it didn't really do the job.