The Canadian beer industry is disappearing, according to this statement by the President of Moosehead breweries. He does sound a bit like he’s whining at losing an advertising war, though:
“He says Canadian consumers have bought into the U.S. campaigns, which often use Canadian images and themes.”
Either way, it’s sad. I didn’t know Sleemans had been sold to a Japanese brewery, and apparently the Brick Brewery is up for sale. Moosehead is the largest remaining Canadian-owned brewery.
On the bright side, I had a beer from this Guelph micro-brewery recently and it was fantastic: F and M Brewery. I’m trying to find out if their beers are sold in K/W anywhere.