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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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BC Brew

by Rick Green 10.20.2008

With the industrialization of food production, we’ve witnessed the homogenization of food and a decline in the pleasure of eating that has spawned the Slow Food movement and a burgeoning culinary literature in defense of food. Beer experienced a similar trend where the Campaign for Real Ale was the UK’s answer to the corporatization of […]

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