Pretty unfair that three foreign multinationals can have retail stores other than at their brewery but Canadian companies can't.
Ottawa beer maker calls on province to allow brewer-owned stores
By Mark Brownlee, The Ottawa Citizen August 9, 2012
OTTAWA — A local beer company is asking the provincial government to give craft brewers the power to open their own stores as a means of tapping into an expanding demand for their products.
Kichesippi Beer, which operates west of downtown Ottawa and just north of the Queensway, said the province’s laws concerning liquor sales are holding back the business.
Brewers, as it stands now, can only sell their take-home products at the provincially owned Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the privately owned Beer Store, duty-free shops at border crossings or the location at which they brew the beer.
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