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Old 12-01-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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Gotta love Canadian liquor laws. Not sure that a barley wine or trippel would be my first choice for binge drinking. If all you're looking for is to get drunk, there's lots of cheap 12% wine out there.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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They still have us beat by 6%.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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And here I was considering moving up north. Between the snow and now this, I'll have to reconsider. :P
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:21 AM   #4
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this is pretty bad, imho...

I can't see how it can be in the public interest to ban beer of + 12% and allow everclear ...maybe this is step one in that direction...where does it end? Cask strength scotch...? Overprrof rum? Heck if 12% beer is out of the question.....can we have 13% wine!?
Too much work keeping this current...

There is stuff in the pipeline...

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Old 12-02-2010, 05:29 PM   #5
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And there is the biggest argument against bureaucracy, it don't make no sense.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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Did they ban liquor too? Of course not.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by wildwest450 View Post
They still have us beat by 6%.
At the grocery store, sure... but you can get your hands on high gravity stuff at a liquor store. I just picked up a bottle of Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad (11.8%) at a liquor store in Nashville.

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:24 AM   #8
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When I was up in Waterloo on business, I asked the "liquor control board of so and so" if they had any beer in the 8-10% range as I wanted to kick back after work that night...I thought I had two heads from the look I got...the best I found was a lone dusty bottle of Chimay.

Aside from the lack of bigger beers, with the obscene prices on beer, I wonder how anyone can afford to drink up there (6-pack of miller/coors was $14).

Suffice it to say I was happy to come home .

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Old 12-03-2010, 02:05 AM   #9
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Next they will prohibit bars from making frozen daiquiris, Singapore Slings, Stingers, Tequila Sunrise, Harvey Wallbangers, Long Island Iced Tea, and all the other sweet cocktail concoctions that get you hammered before you realize you're hammered.

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Old 12-04-2010, 09:53 AM   #10
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Ahhh, so the nanny-state mentality knows no boundaries.
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