Another Gold award for Ontario’s Waterloo Dark beer
Wins in the International Lager Category at the Ontario Brewing Awards.
More than century old Cronk beverage on sale again in Calgary
Craft brewer inspired by local news section of a Calgary Herald newspaper from 1883 that began with a one-word paragraph: “Cronk.”
Carlsberg announces food access initiative amid COVID-19
Will donate $0.20 for every bottle and can of Danish Pilsner and Lite sold in Canada.
Steam Whistle pleads for empties as Beer Store expands returns
Toronto brewery is short of bottles because of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a decline in returns.
Challenging times for Canada’s beer industry: Beer Canada
Trends update shows number of breweries growing but domestic sales are in decline.
A1 Cannabis launches cannabis beverages in Ont.
Summit THC Citrus Water has a blend of lemonade and grapefruit flavours with 2.5 mg of THC.
BevCanna launches cannabis-infused beverage powder
Jase will be available for sale in licensed dispensaries in California this year.
Research tapping into craft brewing potential of Maritime wild hops
Second phase will move several varieties being studied from a federal farm to commercial breeders.
Switching grape varieties helps winemakers adapt to climate change: study
Wine grapes are sensitive to temperature, so many growers have been feeling the effects of a changing climate for decades.
Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, won’t have to repay brewers
Court of Appeal tossed out part of an earlier judgment that granted two out-of-province brewers more than $2 million in damages.
Lassonde juice maker buying BC’s Sun-Rype for $100M
Acquisition strengthens Quebec company’s presence in Canadian and US markets.
Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing US$100 million to improve recycling collection and processing.
West Bank winery wants in on ‘Product of Israel’ appeal
Psagot says it was conspicuously left out of the earlier proceedings.
Study finds some premium tea bags leach billions of microplastics
McGill research shows levels far higher than what other studies have found in other foods.
New Molson Coors CEO to address flat beer market with spiked seltzers
Looking beyond traditional alcoholic beverages into the market for cannabis-infused drinks.
Federal Court orders ‘Product of Israel’ labels off West Bank wines
Decision means the Canada Food Inspection Agency must decide anew how the wines should be labelled.
Poland Spring to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles
Maine-based beverage maker says effort kicks off this month with 1-litre bottles for non-carbonated water.
Canadian companies to brew beer from cannabis
Province Brands of Canada and Murphy Hospitality Group announce a co-packing agreement.
Aurora Cannabis shares rise on reported talks with Coca Cola
Cannabis firm and soft drink giant reportedly in talks for non-psychoactive CBD infused drinks.
Global whisky industry leaders unite to denounce tariffs
Nine global distilled spirits organizations issue a resolution urging the “prompt removal” of recent tariffs.
Canadian distillers wary of a cross-border tariff showdown
They fear the tariffs could spark reciprocal levies just as Americans embrace the lighter-tasting Canadian spirit.
US allows Nestle to keep taking water from California forest
Allows extraction only when water is available, to protect natural resources in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers
Small and mid-sized companies are especially vulnerable; they lack the ability to stockpile reserves and take other protective steps.
Canadian dairy farmers accuse Trump of trying to drive them out of business
Dairy Farmers of Canada president fired back blasting Trump’s personal attacks on Trudeau and defended its supply-managed system.
Dairy in Trump’s crosshairs: industry finally showing signs of common sense
Supply management 2.0 is finally here: farmers will need to develop new skill sets.
Controlling pests: Five steps to greener integrated management
IPM emphasizes biological, mechanical and cultural controls.
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.
Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025
Will focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics and use of plastics with better recycling rates.
Why Canada’s craft beer explosion isn’t leading to big acquisitions
No longer any medium-sized breweries that produce between 50,000 and 75,000 hectolitres of beer.
Stella Artois recalls some bottled beer sold in Canada, US as precaution
Flaw that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.
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.