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Monday, September 28, 2009

Ontario Beers in Manitoba

I learnt something the other night at the CBA gala. There are a number of Ontario breweries sending their beer over to Manitoba for sale at the Provincial liqour retail stores (MLCC) - and it's selling very well.

I knew that Mill Street has been sending beer out there for a while now, and continue to ship out a number of their product, including the Barley Wine during the winter. The MLCC website also lists Mill Street's Tankhouse, Coffee Porter, and Organic Lager as being available.

John Bowden at Great Lakes recently told me they're sending their Devil's Pale Ale and Pumpkin Ale out to the home of Louis Riel for a limited time and it is listed at respectable pricing, $2.85 and $6.25 respectively.

And Hockley Valley Brewmaster, Andrew Kohnen, let me know that they've been sending their three canned product (Georgian Bay Dipper, Traditional Stout, and Dark Traditional Ale) to the MLCC for a couple of months now, and things are looking good. Kohnen stated that sales have been great, so good that they've sent off 7 pallets so far.

Good to see some good beer leaving the province to be enjoyed by our neighbours to the west.

2 comments:

3 Dog Brewery said...

I wonder if these beers bumped off the Polish Lagers from the shelf? We can only hope.

Troy Burtch said...

One can only hope!

Cheers,
Troy

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