A Good Beer Blog

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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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Alan -

But if you have 12 sealed bottles in an opened cardboard box, I am thinking that is treated differently.

Alan -

See section 117(2) of Manitoba's Liquor Control Act:

117(2) Beer shall not be carried in that part of the interior, tonneau, or cab, of a motor vehicle intended for the accommodation of the driver and other persons being carried thereon, unless the bottles or other receptacles in which it is contained are enclosed in a carton or container

(a) that is closed, fastened, or sealed, in the manner prescribed in the regulations; and

(b) that has not been opened since it was purchased from the commission, or from the holder of a beer vendor's licence or a brewer's retail licence, or was lawfully brought into the province as provided in section 58.

Ed Cqrson -

When I was a youth the brown paper bag existed here in Philadelphia. And yes there was and is an open container law. And Yuengling Porter was and is the last pre-prohibition porter available here.

Ethan -

So, right: it's not the beer, it's the <i>box</i> the beer is in which can't be open.. that's pretty dim. It also explains something I never thought to ponder, which was why Canadian beer all comes in wee 6-bottle full boxes (and not in American "open" six-packs.)

I never gave it thought because I assumed it was just another cultural difference--like milk in bags, or petrol v. gas/gasoline--that made no real sense. And hey, after all, a full box does protect the beer from light better- so who cares why. But now that I know it is actually proscribed by this strange law... well, it still keeps the beer from getting lightstruck.

RunawayJim -

I think there are laws about carrying a partial 6 pack (like driving around with a 6 pack container with only 5 beers in it). I'm not sure the open package thing holds true around here, but open container laws certain do. I've never heard of anyone getting busted for having a full 6 pack next to them in the car or a 12 pack with the top open. As long as all the beers are there, you're fine, but I'm pretty sure having 1 or 2 bottles missing is a problem even if you don't have an open container (such as if you're bringing back the beer you didn't drink at a party).

I know with alcohol, the bottle must be sealed (as in a new, unopened bottle) if it's in the car with you. Otherwise, it needs to be in the trunk. So if you're driving to a party and supplying some booze from your house, be sure it's locked in the trunk of the car.

All that said, I would think that most cops would let you off with some kind of warning had they determined that you hadn't been drinking.

Craig -

I want to make this pefectly clear. I have never been to the Tim Horton's on Cedar Street.

charlie -

I just drank two open beers with the caps screwed back on but have been in the fridge for like 5 or 6 months.They tasted like hell but no mold so I drank them anyways... lol do I have a death wish or something and is this going to kill me?

charlie -

I just drank two open beers with the caps screwed back on but have been in the fridge for like 5 or 6 months.They tasted like hell but no mold so I drank them anyways... lol do I have a death wish or something and is this going to kill me?

charlie -

I don't think there is a law about that kind of open container in a car driving around with friends what do you think? is there even alcohol in it still?