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.