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My Favorite Beer - Where To Buy

Enigma3 Apr 18, 2012 09:52 AM

I don't drink a lot of beer anymore but when I do, I prefer McEwan's Scotch Ale. It has a unique taste. Very dark and a little bit sweet. Nice balance. In the past it was available in Ontario, Canada at the LCBO stores. It is not available at The Beer Stores. Now I cannot even get it at the LCBO. Without going to Europe, anyone know where I might be able to land a case either in the States or Canada?

  1. JessKidden Apr 19, 2012 04:09 AM

    Heineken recently sold the McEwan (and Younger) brands to UK brewer Wells and Young's.
    (W&Y brands are imported into the US by "Belukus" http://www.belukus.net/ ).

    According to an email from "Tim Wilmot-Smith" Wells and Young's Export Manager, they are planning to re-introduce McEwan's Scotch Ale into the US in October, 2012.
    ( http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/mcewans-scotch-ale.4014/#post-99934 not sure if this link is available to non-members of the site).

    No mention of Canada, however - perhaps an email to W&Y would bring more info. http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/home/...

    1. Jim Dorsch Apr 18, 2012 04:36 PM

      They stopped selling it in the US a few years ago as far as I know. Perhaps they also axed it in Canada.

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      1. re: Jim Dorsch
        RB Hound Apr 18, 2012 07:21 PM

        When Heineken bought McEwan's, they made the decision to stop shipping it overseas.

        1. re: Jim Dorsch
          Enigma3 Apr 18, 2012 08:02 PM

          Here's the thing though. I talked to a person from LCBO and they told me I could special order it through their distributor. So they'll get it, at 3 times the pre-regular stock days! As in $120 a case. So I was just wondering if anyone else imported it into Canada at a reasonable price. Thanks for replying.

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