The beer necessities of life

Published On November 12, 2013 | By Joseph (Ken) | Economy


A lot of beer in the news lately!

Beer essential to Canada’s economy: report

“Every dollar Canadians spend on beer generates $1.12 for the country, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.”

Victoria mulls over beer and wine sales in grocery stores

“Yap said public submissions to his liquor-review website have been 80-per-cent positive on the concept of shopping for beer and wine at the same place you buy your milk and bread.

“Private liquor stores see a threat and they’re not happy about it.”

Churches using beer to attract new members

“Church-in-a-pub is a Forth Worth, Texas congregation that enjoys craft beer with Sunday evening services. The meetings are described as “salvation and everlasting life with really good beer.” 

Farmer says feeding birds beer leads to better flavour, size

“Morette, who is raising about 50 Thanksgiving turkeys this year, has been giving his birds beer since 1993, when he and his workers popped open a few cans after work on a hot July day. A turkey knocked one over and started drinking, he said, and they’ve been sipping the suds ever since.”

Legalized marijuana should follow beer’s lead: Sleeman

John Sleeman of Sleeman Breweries Ltd. said rules imposed after Prohibition transformed a crime-ridden industry into one that pays high taxes, helps battle social problems such as drunk driving and accounts for almost one percentage point of gross domestic product. While not advocating the move, he said in an interview in the Bloomberg News Ottawa bureau that the model could be applied to pot.”


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Joseph (Ken)
(Ken) is a Registered Public Accountant with over 25 years of public practice experience in the accounting profession. Ken specializes in accounting information systems, taxation and financial reporting.

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