By Elizabeth Fraser, Viola Pruss for CBC News
The owner of a duty free shop near the Houlton, Maine, crossing says he’s having trouble getting local craft beers into the hands of people at the border.
John Slipp, whose shop is in the Atlantic Travel Centre, said he sells beer from bigger breweries such as Molson or Moosehead.
‘OK, we can sell Moosehead beer made in New Brunswick but we can’t sell craft beer made in New Brunswick? Why is that?’– John Slipp, owner of duty free shop
But he’s not selling any craft brews, even though many Canadians and Americans look for them.
“We see Americans who have been visiting the area and who have enjoyed [a] craft brew in the communities in New Brunswick … coming in and looking for that beer they enjoyed while they were here,” said Slipp, a business owner from Woodstock.
“It is a very valid question to say, ‘OK, we can sell Moosehead beer made in New Brunswick but we can’t sell craft beer made in New Brunswick? Why is that?”
Filed under: Beer In The News, Business of Beer
Tagged under: craft breweries, Duty Free, Duty Free Shops, Fredericton, Local Producers, NB Liquor, New Brunswick, Picaroons Traditional Ales, Sell Craft Beer, Smaller Producers