Why? Because there is little good beer 4.5% and below to qualify under Lew's rule and exactly zero as far as I can tell for the more strident Law of Ding. I did make an effort and got myself to the LCBO today and picked up a couple Mill Street Organic Lager at 4.2% and two St. Peter's English Ales at 4.5%. But that was about it for beers, you know, without the word "lite" on the can. So, as a society, Ontario fails when it comes to a good selection of these sorts of low strength beers.
Why is this? Is it that we continue to echo that heftier colonial world of pre-industrial early 1800s England and mid-1700s central New York culture for our standards? In the 1890s, strong ale abounded here while lager was taking over the US and weaker ales moved forward in England. Whatever it is, no one needs to learn the lessons Lew and Ding would teach us more than Ontarians. Follow @lewbryson on Twitter today as well as him and others at the hashtags #sessionday and #sessionbeerday. It's a great idea even if I can't really take advantage of the opportunity as fully as I wish I could.