Note: I did not write "lib-beer-ty" because I have standards. Nevertheless, good to see that so many of my brothers and sisters are crossing the border like me to exercise their right to a reasonable personal retail relationship with craft beer:
Two Saturdays ago, Troy Burtch settled into a seat at Blue Monk, a new Elmwood Avenue restaurant, and ordered a glass of Sierra Nevada's 30th Anniversary Brewers Reserve Grand Cru. It cost $7 a glass, and tasted like freedom. "That's a limited-release beer we would never, ever see in Toronto," said Burtch. "We wouldn't be able to get this anywhere in Ontario. So to be able to go down there and sit at the bar and order a glass was fantastic"... The explosive growth of the American craft beer sector has led Buffalo beer retailers and bars to offer vastly expanded beer selections. That has led to a small but steady stream of Canadians who have made Buffalo a shopping destination for more than designer clothes.