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Weird weather, supply chain issues brew up business for Ontario barley growers

Dean Bowes sizes up one of the large metallic bins in his barn, packed with barley destined for Ottawa-area beermakers. “We’re roasting it just a little bit, just to bring out some of the deeper colours and the richer flavours,” he explains, his voice competing with loud fans whirring in the background. …

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Ontario overhauled its liquor laws. Here’s what’s worked — and what should come next

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Ontario, it threw the well-established business models of the province’s bars, restaurants, breweries and wineries into utter chaos. That uncertainty led the province to overhaul many of its longstanding liquor laws, in a bid to keep those establishments — many of them small and locally-owned — afloat. …

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