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How the Beer Oligopoly Apple Cart was Upset

by Rick Green 05.16.2012

^ Frank Appleton, Scottie McLellan, and John Mitchell at the Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria. On July 26, 1980, Labatt, Molson, and Carling O’Keefe locked out their unionized workers on the threat of a strike, and stopped distributing beer in BC. Since the Big Three produced all the beer sold in the province at […]

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Comox Welcomes Craft Beer

by Rick Green 03.31.2009

^  From left to right, Ken Snyder of RBC, Mayor Paul Ives, Bob Surgenor, and John Watson, Executive Director of the Comox Economic Development Society toast the opening of Surgenor Brewing. Seven years and $2 million dollars later, Bob Surgenor’s dream has come true. On March 21, family, friends, and local dignitaries gathered at Surgenor […]

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