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Old 07-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #241
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Unless you're in la belle province. That's definitely one of the things I miss about living in Montreal.
Here's what wiki says about Quebec:

Only the provincially-owned Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) may sell hard liquor. Wine (that is bottled in Quebec or distributed through a Quebec representative) and beer (that is brewed in Quebec or imported beer that is distributed by a local brewer) can be purchased at dépanneurs (corner stores) and supermarkets.


So I guess all major brewers have breweries there?

Plus, we pay a shitload more for beer, liquor and wine than the US does...that's always nice.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:09 PM   #242
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Read more closely...distribution networks allow for all major brands and imports.

Tax tax tax. Alcohol is more heavily taxed in Quebec. I definitely don't miss that!
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Read more closely...distribution networks allow for all major brands and imports.

Tax tax tax. Alcohol is more heavily taxed in Quebec. I definitely don't miss that!
Oh, I read it as distribution networks for foreign beer companies (which I'm guessing it's fairly easy to get distribution rights), for domestic, I'm assuming there are QC based breweries. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:41 PM   #244
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Do you have Beverages and More in Canada?

Oops, just checked - only in california. That's a shame, they're a great store for alcohol of all sorts.
I found some nice Belgian store on eBay. This stuff is seriously low in production but for 80 Canadian smackeroos I can get two of each kind from all the monk Breweries there. Oh well it's good to try them once despite the enormous expense.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #245
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In Canada, for the most part, you can only buy beer and liquor in specially licensed stores - rules differ minimally from province to province, but are very similar for the most part. For instance, in Ontario, you can only buy liquor, wine and some beer in government owned liquor stores, and you can buy beer only in beer stores. There are a few privately owned wine stores, though.

Alas, no walking into a convenience store at 2 am to buy a 6 pack, or grabbing some beer in the grocery store for us.


Liquor store - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think some Scandinavian countries have a similar approach.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #246
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I think some Scandinavian countries have a similar approach.
Huh, I didn't know that. As progressive a country as this is, our alcohol laws are rather archaic. Still, if I had to choose between free health care and equal rights or slightly more convenient access to alcohol, I'd choose the former.
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Huh, I didn't know that. As progressive a country as this is, our alcohol laws are rather archaic. Still, if I had to choose between free subsidized health care and equal rights or slightly more convenient access to alcohol, I'd choose the former.
Just a correction for the folks down south who might take 'free' a little too seriously.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:39 AM   #248
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I think some Scandinavian countries have a similar approach.
In Sweden and Norway, yes. Alcohol only in special liquor stores.

For the Danish there is Germany.
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More famous beers I haven't tried yet.

YouTube - Bell's Expedition Stout | Chad'z Beer Reviews

YouTube - #13 - Beer Blog 5 (Rochefort: Quadrupel 10)
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That Rochefort is delicious.
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I found a place locally that has some Trappist beer. I'm going to see what they have.
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Okay I tried Rochefort 10



Wow that 11.3% alcohol content gave me more buzz than most other drinks. It definitely is dark smooth like honey and a bit of a fig aroma. Definitely the best dark beer I've drunk though I think I'll try to drink the Rochefort 8 and 6 just to tone down the alcohol. It was like the buzz that never ends.

Gulden Draak



At 10.5% this is another high alcohol content drink. It also tastes great. It's almost like a sweet desert beer. Both fruity and spicy.

Chimay Blue



This was another good one. At 9% this is still quite high for alcohol content. It's dark spicy and good.

So the Belgian Trappists get 3 out of 3 for me. Though the next time I need those nifty Belgian beer glasses.
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