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Re: Left Field Brewery

Postby CoolB » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:07 pm

BakaGaijin wrote:Let's get crowlers up here. Forget about growlers....


I still prefer a growler. Once you've opened a crowler you have no choice but to finish it or transfer it to something that seals.
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Re: Left Field Brewery

Postby jakis » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:09 am

midlife crisis wrote:Maybe they feel it would slow the staff down too much. It is a very busy place, at least on weekends. More of a bar than a bottle shop almost - it was full to capacity with a good 15-20 people outside waiting to get in.


I remember on one of the Toronto beer podcasts Mandy from Left Field mentioned that beer isn't always the best quality when it's packaged in a growler. Here's a quote from an article on Ben's beer blog..

Mandie Murphy, cofounder of Left Field Brewery, says that for their company, the cons outweigh the pros. “Because they are so big and the shelf life is so short, there’s a higher likelihood that a customer will have a bad experience with one of our beers if it’s in a growler,” she says.

https://bensbeerblog.com/2015/07/16/let ... -growlers/
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Re: Left Field Brewery

Postby CoolB » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:47 am

LOL in other words, drink our beer faster and then come back and buy more. Growlers aren't that big and if you're leaving one too long that it spoils the beer then you bought too big. Maybe just single servings are best for some people. On the other hand if I open a crowler and decide I'm too tired to finish it then it'll definitely be spoiled by the next morning let alone the next evening when I feel like having another beer.
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Re: Left Field Brewery

Postby Tapsucker » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:03 pm

I heard word today that Left Field is increasing their staff pay to $22/hr.

Kudos!

I won't even complain if there needs to be a price increase to support this.
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Re: Left Field Brewery

Postby cratez » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:27 am

Tapsucker wrote:I heard word today that Left Field is increasing their staff pay to $22/hr.

Kudos!

I won't even complain if there needs to be a price increase to support this.

Agreed. Our craft beer industry constantly churns out deliciousness for us to enjoy and I feel like we rarely ask ourselves how the staff are doing/faring. Awesome to see Left Field paying a living wage to employees.
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Re: Left Field Brewery

Postby S. St. Jeb » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:16 pm

cratez wrote:
Tapsucker wrote:I heard word today that Left Field is increasing their staff pay to $22/hr.

Kudos!

I won't even complain if there needs to be a price increase to support this.

Agreed. Our craft beer industry constantly churns out deliciousness for us to enjoy and I feel like we rarely ask ourselves how the staff are doing/faring. Awesome to see Left Field paying a living wage to employees.

The "living wage" issue, of course, transcends the brewing industry. I find that the older I get, the more "socially conscious" I become, and I support this.

Here are a couple of links. Left Field is the fourth Ontario brewery to become Living Wage certified, joining Muskoka Brewery, Together We’re Bitter Co-operative Brewing and Concession Road Brewing.

https://www.canadianbeernews.com/2021/0 ... -employer/

https://www.leftfieldbrewery.ca/news/be ... e-employer

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