Ontario toasts beverage alcohol sector during COVID-19
Patrons encouraged to support local beverage alcohol producers during Craft Beer Week and Wine Week.
Labatt acquires BC distillery known for ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages
Goodridge & Williams makes the Nutrl vodka and vodka soda drinks, plus other spirits and mixed drinks.
Spirits of innovation: Black Fly wins with not too sweet
Ready-to-drink distiller sets its sights on growth, innovation and sustainability.
B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels
Alcohol is a normal byproduct of the fermentation process but levels can increase as kombucha products sit.
Saskatchewan lifts restrictions on interprovincial personal booze
Alberta, Nova Scotia and Manitoba have also eliminated restrictions on how much personal booze people can bring into those provinces.
Alcohol, cannabis companies form pot beverage industry group
Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance wants to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities as other beverages are made.
Comeau ruling defies economic – and common sense
A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers.
NB retiree’s border beer battle could change Confederation
Watch for a Supreme Court of Canada’s key ruling on buying booze and interprovincial trade.
Quebec beverage maker Geloso announces end of FCKD UP drink
Beverage maker said it was mistake to sell the product, designed to counter Four Loko made by a US competitor.
Canadians want to be freed from provincial alcohol monopolies: poll
89% of respondents say Canadians should be able to bring any legal product from one province to another.
Marijuana on the job: time to update your alcohol and drug policies
Prepare for workplace issues related to the medical and recreational use of marijuana.
Senators defy Trudeau, propose amendments to federal budget bill
Senators have voted 46-32 to delete a so-called escalator tax on booze from the federal government’s budget.
Marijuana to take less than 1% out of multibillion dollar booze sales: study
Legalization would take $160 million out of Canada’s $22.1 billion alcohol sector.
CFTA internal trade deal will add billions to Canadian economy
…But free flow of booze across provincial borders will have to wait.
New rules stifling craft booze business, Ontario distillers say
New mark-up and tax structure will allow distillers to keep about 45% of their on-site sales, up from 39%.