cpart wrote:I know my Canadian neighbors had never seen a Coors (Regular, not Light) before. That was weird.
We have both here, cans, bottles & draft. BUT, and it's a really big but, the Coors you get in Canada is not the same. Made under license in Canada. It sucks. Same for many other beers.
theCryptofishist wrote:Well, back in the 70s, Coors was so unavailable to the East Coast that there was actually a hit movie about taking some from Colorado to NY.
Coors from Colorado tastes best!
But, much of the beer in Quebec is 8%, and some even 11%!
And made much tastier than the under-licence chemical beers.
essjay wrote:I don't know shit about Canada . . . your jaws were dropping because booze was comparatively cheap, or because it was expensive? Please explain.Maizie wrote: . . . American liquor prices basically meant that our jaws were on the floor during every single shopping trip.
Much cheaper in the States, often extremely so. Our alcohol is heavily taxed. Ontario actually has a legal minimum for a case of beer. A company is not allowed to sell it for less, even if they'd make a profit at it. You can buy wine (by bottle, case or barrel) from the maker, but they have to sell it at the same price it sells for at the government store: no volume discount. Beer sells retail in colourful boxes, but the boxes delivered to the restaurants/bars are plain cardboard with a logo, so an inspector can tell at a glance that the beer they have has been "registered" for sale and will get collected sales taxes. They're now allowed to pickup retail boxes from the beer stores, and an inspector will notice those immediately and ask for the paperwork.
Hard liquor is astoundingly cheaper. Vodka for $10 a bottle? WTF? I bought four bottles just to give away!
I got Ice Wine, made in Canada, in both Nevada and Florida, for less than what I pay in Canada.
Some wine (not Ice Wine), that we pay $20 to $30 a bottle for, can be as low as $8 to $12 a bottle in the States.
And then there's sales...
Some food is cheaper. Some the same. Some more expensive. Restaurants usually cheaper.
City here in Canada: wings & some beer for one. Beer roughly $6 for a large draft. Cross into States to small town and the same money gets three people a meal and all the beer you'd want for two ($1.50 large draft; $1 happy hour).
On a recent trip to the States. In Canada, regular gas was $4.88; $3.88 in New York State.
Yup. A whole dollar more.