Blessed brew coup: Trappist beer brewed by American monks will be first ever made outside of Europe

For more than a century, Catholic Cistercian monks known as Trappists have been brewing and selling what many beer lovers consider some of the best in the world. Now, that tradition has landed in North America, in Massachusetts to be precise

SPENCER, Mass. — For more than a century, Catholic Cistercian monks known as Trappists have been brewing and selling what many beer lovers consider some of the best in the world. Eight monasteries — six in Belgium and one each in Holland and Austria — produce the only beer recognized by the International Trappist Association as authentic Trappist beer.

Full story here courtesy of National Post

LCBO Plans to Create Online Store that Delivers Booze Right to your Home

Exciting news for manufacturers and suppliers at the LCBO. Firstly, the LCBO is planning on expanding their plans for expanding the 'Craft Beer Zones', which is great news for craft beer. Additionally, the LCBO aims to have an online ordering operational by mid-2016 in order to help modernize the access consumers have to beverage alcohol. 

Full article here, courtesy of Mobile Syrup. 

We hope in the future we will see this help diversify assortment available at the LCBO even more as it will not longer be as constrained by shelf space. Truly exciting times as the LCBO looks to modernize its process.