Local breweries aren’t very enthusiastic about the promise of “Buck-a-beer.”
Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday the government would lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer with an alcohol volume below 5.6 percent to one dollar.
Langton’s Hometown Brew Co. is giving it a hard pass.
So is New Limburg Brewing Company in Nixon who say they will not sacrifice the quality of their craft beer to sell it cheaper.
That was owner Jo Geven.
The PC’s are not lowering the tax on beer; instead, they are asking brewers to lower their prices to as low as a buck.
Ford says businesses will be offered rewards such as prime spots in the Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores or advertising in the store magazine’s inserts.
Many craft beer brewers say no one in the Ontario craft brewing market can afford to sell their beer at that price and make any money.