Little do you know, listener, I have edited out a whole chunk of the podcast where Ian and April were making fun of a dishwasher smell that was coming off my tasting glasses. Those beer drinkers! So persnickety!
Just like wine, brewshops can offer a "ferment on premise" option for beer (although it seems less popular).
Perth Brewery is known as a brewery (who offers gluten free beer options), but was originally a homebrew shop that offered (offers?) package your own/ferment on site beer.
Brewers love to peel things don't they (Whiprsnapr with ginger, Dominion City with oranges, Beyond the Pale with grapefruits)?
Something I glazed over, but deserves more thought. Large breweries see the LCBO/Beer Store as a large source of revenue. Small breweries seem to see it as almost a loss leader or marketing expense to get people into the brewery to buy direct from them.
We're talking about their Maple Cream Ale that got infected and was put on tap at Local Lansdowne and advertised as a sour beer although it isn't.