Let's be frank: Beer is a great gift any time of year, but during the holidays beer aficionados only have one thing on their wish lists. Whether you're shopping for a homebrewing roommate or a craft beer-loving spouse, these 15 gifts will keep all the beer connoisseurs on your holiday gift list happy.
There's no better way to enjoy the holidays than with great food, great friends and, perhaps most importantly, great beer. If you're looking to surprise the beer lovers in your life with a holiday gift, it can be hard to know what to get them if you don't know beans about brews. Here are 13 great gift ideas for all the beer connoisseurs on your holiday gift list.
In mid-February, a Federal Court judge ruled that, despite Molson Canada’s protestations, the average beer drinker can tell the difference between differently coloured labels. The decision was in response to Molson’s attempts to block the Phillipines’ San Miguel Brewing from trademarking “Red Horse Malt Liquor” in Canada, arguing that it would confuse beer drinkers trying to buy Molson’s Black Horse ale. The case is eerily similar to a 2007 case in which Vancouver’s Red Truck Beer Company took on Victoria’s Phillips Brewery over their Blue Truck Ale.
To some people, the term “craft beer” implies that the brew is made in limited quantities and implies some level of independence from industry giants like MillerCoors and AB InBev. To others, it may mean just any brand that runs fewer than 10 commercials during your average Sunday NFL game.
MILWAUKEE — A craft brewer still has hopes of one day using drones to deliver its lager to ice fishing anglers on Minnesota lakes by air, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials after a recent test run.
The people who stole almost 3,300 cases of beer from a craft brewery in Atlanta either set out to re-sell the brews, or were out to have an amazing party. Either way, the company, SweetWater Brewing Co., has turned to the public for help, asking stores and consumers to watch for the missing brew, which shady characters might be trying to sell.
Ontario announced the locations of the first 58 grocery stores that are authorized to sell beer Tuesday, a small but significant step in ending a virtual monopoly held by the foreign-owned Beer Store.
Some, but not all, of the stores listed had beer on sale Tuesday. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne marked the occasion by buying a six-pack of Rhyme and Reason at a Toronto Loblaws.
By the end of 2017, 450 grocery stores across Ontario will be allowed to sell beer.
TORONTO — Shoppers at some Ontario supermarkets will be able to put some beer in the cart along with their groceries starting today.
Premier Kathleen Wynne will make it official this morning at a Toronto Loblaws (on Leslie Street near Eastern Avenue).
The rollout follows a deal with the Beer Store earlier this year, which will eventually see 450 grocery stores — large and small —stock beer by 2017.