Article Date 09/08/2018

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Ontario craft breweries fight back on buck a beer

Source CTV News

Some Ontario craft breweries are opting out of the province's new buck-a-beer plan, arguing it would lower the quality of their beer and force them to pay their staff less. 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday the province would decrease the lowest legal price to allow brewers to sell 355ml cans or bottles for a dollar a beer. The current minimum is $1.25.

Dominion City Brewing Co., an Ottawa brewery, said on Instagram Wednesday morning that it will soon offer a Buck-a-Beer blonde ale. The beer will cost $3.55 for a 355ml can, but the company will donate $1 from each sale to support refugee integration efforts in Ottawa.

Beyond the Pale, another Ottawa brewery, spoke to CTV Ottawa Tuesday night and promoted the interview using a #BuckOffFord hashtag.

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