January 18, 2018

“Drunk with power”: LCBO’s “screw-up” costs Dr. Feelgood brewers “bigly”

David MenziesMission Specialist


The nanny state strikes again this time with the LCBO deciding they won’t have Ottawa-based Stalwart Brewing Company’s India Pale Ale on their shelves because Ontarians might mistake the beer for medicine.

The can features the word “Doctor” with the surname “Feelgood” which some might think means if you feel bad, the stuff in the can will make you feel good.

And the logo features the image of a snake coiled around a pole which sort of resembles the ancient Greek symbol associated with medicine.

Stalwart co-owner Adam Newlands told CBC News that the LCBO originally approved the supposedly confusing label, later changing their minds after the brewery had already produced 5,000 cans of Dr. Feelgood and 20,000 labels which cost $3,000 to produce.

I suppose Mr. Newlands could sue the LCBO for creating this mess, but I don’t think he should.

He’d probably win but the Al Capone wannabes running the LCBO would almost surely retaliate, because that’s how an abusive government monopoly operates.

Especially one that’s drunk with power.

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commented 2018-01-19 04:33:28 -0500
Only a liberal would go to a beer store and confuse a can of beer for medicine.

My guess is that Stalwart Brewing refused to fork over donations to the liberal party.
commented 2018-01-18 23:50:57 -0500
And hey!.. It’s going to get even more “giggly” when they start trying to administer marijuana distribution!…
commented 2018-01-18 23:49:51 -0500
Keith Barnes Nice! That brings up some memories.
commented 2018-01-18 21:33:18 -0500
Thanks for laughs Keith.
commented 2018-01-18 20:35:43 -0500
F You T’m Drunk sung by The Irish Rovers.
commented 2018-01-18 20:30:45 -0500
commented 2018-01-18 20:24:19 -0500
commented 2018-01-18 20:15:52 -0500
Craft beer is my medicine. I drink to forget the elections of these ridiculous socialist, marxist traitors to Canada. Don’t you too? And my hangover is what Canada is feeling under another Trudeau government.
commented 2018-01-18 19:56:59 -0500
This is why the LCBO needs to be dissolved. It’s just another government fiefdom. The reason they think we’re stupid is because they still exist.
commented 2018-01-18 17:27:27 -0500
’Ontarians might mistake the beer for medicine."
Considering it is Ontarians that keep re-electing the Liberals, I think they may be spot on with the analysis, that people may be dumbed down enough to mistake the beer for medicine.
commented 2018-01-18 15:30:14 -0500
The LCBO is not mistaken for a pharmacy in the real world!
commented 2018-01-18 15:30:01 -0500
The LCBO is not get mistaken for a pharmacy in the real world!
commented 2018-01-18 12:56:12 -0500
Who says the Lieberal Government is corrupt? LOL!!!……………You can’t fix stupid!!!!