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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Some Saturday Morning Reads

Thanks to Greg Clow informing Bar Towel readers that the Discovery Channel was airing a beer related show profiling Steam Whistle, Church Key, Dieu Du Ciel and others, I found it necessary to pull myself up from bed to check it out. I was glad I did. Watching the Dieu Du Ciel segment my mouth starting watering. I cannot wait for the day when I am sitting in that brew pub drinking some of their wonderful beers. Who knows when that day will come, but the program reminded me to start planning.

Toronto is busy shoveling themselves out of yesterday's snow storm (and no, no army was called in) so I sat at the computer and did some catch up reading back stories from newspapers and blogs about beer. Here are a few links worth reading:

BRICK TAKES ON NEW PARTNER IN SHARE DEAL
Brick Brewery seems to be in the news every month updating readers on the status of the company. This news is good for Brick and will hopefully lead to a continuous and prosperous future.

Regulating Under the Influence: Canada's Competition Watchdog Drunk on Beer Stats

Ontario Beer — the Price is 'Fixed'
National Post writer Terence Corcoran looks at the Ontario Beer prices and determines that combined Government 'floor prices' and the beer industries helping create those 'floor prices', that the Ontario beer prices are in deed fixed. He also examines the role that the federal Competition Commissioner's office is playing in understanding this market.

The Sessions
And of course there are the sessions. This month had beer writers discussing Barley Wines. Check out Brookston Beer Bulletin for past sessions.

Now, time for me to get out there and find another unique and interesting pub!

Cheers!

1 comment:

thetrout said...

Dieu du ciel's IPA is available in bottles now, you should check it out if you haven't already--on par with Garrisson's Imperial Pale Ale. It's called Corne du diable, very tasty

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