I am not against Quebec separatism. Heck, I am not against separatism anywhere as long as the people actually want to separate. I have tartan clothes, you know. Just saying these things can happen. But this news today in the National Post (but noted by Rick Lyke weeks ago) seems to hint strongly that there is still much work to do to ever gain the support of the majority in la belle province:
It is a marketing coup that is meant to brew up support for Quebec sovereignty -- literally. Thirsty sovereigntists have launched a beer called l'Independante, in hopes of stirring up ailing support for sovereignty. The pale ale dubbed "the beer that will never give in" sports a blue logo with a patriotic-looking woman, her fist in the air. The slogans are unequivocal: Vive la biere libre! (Long live free beer!) and Qui prend biere prend pays (Choosing your beer is choosing your country). With support for sovereignty at a low of 37% according to recent polls, the beer might be the closest Quebecers will get to independence in the short term.
Marketing coup? Maybe if there is no other way to take power, I suppose. Les Bâtisseurs Indépendants is something of a double entendre as the brewery is a contract outfit with its offices on the third floor of a building south of Mount Royal. Looking for reviews of this new phase of the struggle that sorta began in 1608. Let me know if you find any yourself.
Instant Update: Is it this? Likely that would be more in the treasonous category given those reviews at RateBeer. No, this looks like it. Better, though the response does seem to mirror the recent election results.