#Ottawa‘s @BTPBrewing says lowering Ontario’s minimum beer price probably won’t affect them or other craft brewers very much: https://t.co/6K3wwmR5wN #onpoli via @cbcallinaday pic.twitter.com/CSRHPe61Ux
— CBC Ottawa (@CBCOttawa) August 8, 2018
Doug Ford’s promise to lower beer prices is being met with ridicule and anger from Ontario’s breweries.
Ford’s buck-a-beer promise is nothing more than a distraction from his cuts to services Ontarians rely on. And Ontario’s breweries are not having it.
Here’s are the Ontario breweries taking a stand against Ford’s buck-a-beer gimmick.
Napanee Beer Co
We will absolutely not participate in the “buck a beer” exercise. Our beer is well made, high quality and award winning — and its price reflects that. There are a lot of things that our province needs, but “buck a beer” isn’t one of them.
— The Napanee Beer Co. (@napaneebeer) August 6, 2018
Our brewery will not be joining this #buckabeer race to the bottom. We are committed to making a quality product that we are proud to serve and that means it will always cost more. We firmly believe that you really do get what you pay for. #qualitymatters #craftbeer
— People’s Pint (@PeoplesPintTO) August 7, 2018
Great Lakes Brewery
As soon as I heard about GLB’s brave stand against the #BuckABeer bully I ran to my #beerfridge and cracked open an #octopuswantstofight to toast their decision Bravo people BRAVO!!! pic.twitter.com/0tmn6QMm4G
— Don’t Blame Me (@TOBikeGeezer) August 6, 2018
— Colin D’Mello CTV (@ColinDMello) August 6, 2018
We place a high precedent on quality and freshness in our beer, and we choose to support the team of 130 that makes it all happen with @OnLivingwage. This and more mean we will not be pursuing the #BuckABeer program. https://t.co/9B3TfONfnL pic.twitter.com/JhevA6Md4H
— Muskoka Brewery (@MuskokaBrewery) August 7, 2018
Nickel Brook Brewing
Nickel Brook will not take part in the proposed “buck a beer” plan. We’ve always been about quality & don’t aim to change that now, or ever. We have no intention in joining a race to the bottom. We stand with our fellow craft brewers in opposing this gimmick by Ford.
— Nickel Brook Brewing (@NickelBrookBeer) August 7, 2018
Hometown Brew Co
💛 to @MuskokaBrewery @GreatLakesBeer @PeoplesPintTO @napaneebeer @hamiltonbrewery @HTBCbeer @EastboundBeer and all the other Ontario breweries who are refusing to prostrate themselves to the idiocy of #buckabeer. You have my support! 🍺 Cheers!
— Nika Dixon 🇨🇦 (@NikaDixon) August 7, 2018
Screw @fordnation with this BS $1 beer plan. Literally the only breweries that could afford this are swill level international & domestic big brands! I cant make a beer for a dollar let alone make profit. You want to introduce competition? Allow us to have our own retail stores!
— The Hamilton Brewery (@hamiltonbrewery) August 7, 2018
We don’t tweet all that often, but we’ll add our two cents and say we can’t make good, decent, or even passable beer for a buck, let alone pay our rent and our guys. Even the province’s large, foreign-owned breweries don’t sell at the current floor of $1.25. #ONPoli #BuckABeer
— Shacklands Brewing (@Shacklands) August 7, 2018
Blood Brothers Brewing
Ontario’s #craftbrewers are starting to speak up against the #BuckABeer changes. @BloodBrothersTO will not be participating in the cheap beer promotion. @CityCynthia has details @CityNews pic.twitter.com/IojTjd6uZw
— Tony Fera (@tonyfera1) August 7, 2018
Indie Ale House
Owner Jason Fisher will be on @metromorning tomorrow and Ontario Morning on CBC discussing ‘buck-a-beer”. What could go wrong?
— The Indie Alehouse (@indiealehouse) August 7, 2018
Merit Brewing Co
Hey @fordnation, want to provide a subsidy to breweries in Ontario? Here are a few ideas of better things to subsidize than $1 beer (feel free to add on…)….
— MERIT Brewing Co. (@MERITBrewing) August 7, 2018
Bell City Brewing
Bell City not participate in “buck a beer”. We’ve always been about quality ingredients and beer. We stand together with Craft Brewers against #BuckABeer. @fordnation @OntarioBevNet @TheExpositor @GreatLakesBeer @NickelBrookBeer @lagershed @MERITBrewing
— Bell City Brewing (@bellcitybeer) August 8, 2018
Hard pass. https://t.co/TkJA1bnX7J
— Descendants Beer (@Descendantsbeer) August 7, 2018
Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
Sleeping Giant Brewing Co
Dominion City Brewing
Covered Bridge Brewing
We got into this for the love of craft. We are driven by strong values and ethics, do honest work, every day of the week, and put out an honest product. Brewing is costly, but we don’t compromise on ingredients. Profit margins are low, but we’re ok with that. #1 pic.twitter.com/B3hE4qRWo8
— CoveredBridgeBrewing (@CBBeer) August 8, 2018
#2 We always strive to give more than we take. If standing our ground, not compromising our values, and putting out an honest, good quality product at a reasonable price leads to our demise, then so be it. We wouldn’t have it any other way. #buckabeer won’t happen here. J&K
— CoveredBridgeBrewing (@CBBeer) August 8, 2018
We are an all-natural product, made using authentic brewing methods which places us in a premium beer segment. At this time, we are not offering a “buck a beer” to ensure the quality and values of our product.
— Steam Whistle (@SteamWhistle) August 8, 2018
Beyond the Pale
— Beyond the Pale (@BTPBrewing) August 8, 2018
Publican House Brewery
Collective Arts Brewery
Anderson Craft Ales
Story Stayed Brewing Co
Cowbell Brewing Co
Sons of Kent Brewing Co
Bayside Brewing Co
Forked River Brewing Co
New Ontario Brewing
We are not participating in the challenge. @OntCraftBrewers have come so far creating jobs, supporting our local communities, and brewing fantastic award-winning beers with international reputations for quality. That doesn’t happen for a dollar. #buckabeerboycott https://t.co/eCO6uMcsyn
— Flying Monkeys (@FlyingMonkeys) August 8, 2018
Concession Road Brewing Company
Brown Van Brewing
Microbrasserie Cassel Brewery
Grain and Grit Beer Co
Rainhard Brewing Co.
Meyers Creek Brewing
Evergreen Craft Ales
The current minimum price is $1.25. If this was viable wouldn’t there already be a bunch of #Buck25beers available? We will not be joining the race to the bottom by trying to sell #BuckABeer. How about #BuckALitre gas, #BuckEach red peppers or #BuckAnHour education!
— Evergreen Craft Ales (@evergreenales) August 7, 2018
Junction Craft Ales
Like most of our industry colleagues, Junction Craft will of course not be participating in the Ontario ‘Buck a Beer’ program, as it is neither economically viable or socially responsible.
— Junction Craft Brewing (@JUNCTION_CRAFT) August 8, 2018
Kichesippi Beer Co
— Kichesippi Beer Co. (@kichesippibeer) August 7, 2018
Refined Fool Brewing Co
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