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Frank W
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Username: Frankw

Post Number: 13
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 01:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just noticed the Northern Brewer add that is usually at the top of the board has been replaced by a "This Space for Rent" message. What's up with that?
 

Pat Babcock
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Username: Pbabcock

Post Number: 95
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 01:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sponsors haven't "re-upped", though contacted...
 

Frank W
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Username: Frankw

Post Number: 15
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, I see they're back.
 

Joseph Listan
Advanced Member
Username: Poonstab

Post Number: 653
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They saw the On Topic thread and that did it for them. Who can blame them? You should all be ashamed of yourselves.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 144
Registered: 05-2001
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 01:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would think the Tax thread would have scared them more. I would think they are lobbying for higher taxes on packaged goods. I may be wrong but I think that is one of the reasons that brewing and wine making is so popular in Canada.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer."
-- Frank Zappa
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 28
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 01:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

or they got a whiff of the Great Plate Chirrer Controversy of 2005.

(meow, meow, me--- OW!!)

Tim
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 2954
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're right, Paul. The high taxes on beer (even domestic swill is about $10 a sixpack) and wine encourage homebrewing and winemaking in Canada. There are at least a dozen BOPs and WOPs within a 45 minute drive of my house. But unfortunately these operations (they satisfy the letter of the law by doing all the work and letting the customer come in and pitch the yeast) siphon off the bottom end of the market. There are very few all-grain homebrewers, for example.

(Message edited by BillPierce on April 28, 2005)
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 2955
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 02:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let's face it, the sponsors are good folks but typical small businesspeople in basically a hobby market with a very low profit. Advertising costs (which is what sponsosrhip is) are significant to them, and they are slow to pay unless they have to. It means poor Pat has to play beggar and nag on occasion.