ATTENTION Beer Drinkers

Submitted by Canadian on February 10th, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Ladies and gentlemen I have recently run into a bit of a problem... I have a bit of a problem and I am turning to you guys.

First I want to thank and blame you for introducing me to the world of craft brews. I have a collection of over 60 different kinds of beers at home, the vast majority purchased on the other side of the border.

Second I want to say FUCK YOU to anyone who created/posted in a drinking thread... you asshats are the reason I am both loving life and the creators of this problem.


Now for the problem; the Canadian dollar is getting worse and worse which is causing me to spend more money over in Michigan when I'm purchasing my beer. In the fall it was costing me, on average, an extra $5/24 beers, which I was more than happy with as 6 packs are more expensive and the quality of beer is better.

This past weekend thanks to the struggling Canadian Dollar it cost an extra $12/24 beers.


I call on you MGoBloggers, where if anywhere is beer cheaper? Not sure how the prices are determined, over here it's all done through government retailers so prices are the same no matter where you buy.


Thanks for any and all help


and i guess i should also ask for suggestions on beer and on stores that have a wide variety in and around AA.



February 10th, 2014 at 7:45 PM ^

what are beer/liquor prices like in Ontario? I was too young to care last time I was up there and have heard straight up horror stories from friends who live in BC, like fifty for a case of Bud Light or eighty bucks for a bottle of Grey Goose or something similarly ridiculous.

To try to be a bit helpful, Michigan does have state minimum prices, not sure how that affects the more expensive craft beers and such, though.


February 10th, 2014 at 7:59 PM ^

well I am pretty much just a beer drinker so I can't comment on the grey goose but a two-four of bud light is $35. I regularly drink Moosehead and thats $40 a case.


ok thank you. I am more interested in the craft beers as I can't get the vast majority of those here.

Crazy Canuck

February 10th, 2014 at 8:22 PM ^

There are very few things that are better here in Quebec than other provinces. The price of beer is definitely one of them. A 24 of Bud light here is $25 on average. Probably cheaper at times when it goes on sale. The one thing I will give the other provinces as well as the US of A is selection. When ever we visit my wife's cousins I always hit up the beer store. I love the variety. Up until 10 years ago you couldn't find any micro breweries here that were from outside Quebec. The stupid provincial gov't considered them imported and it was too costly to get them. Finally they have seen the light.


February 10th, 2014 at 8:36 PM ^

well yeah. makes sense to me actually, beer from Canada should be classified as imports when they are being shipped to the foreign land of Quebec... why don't you guys go and seperate already?  haha

I know I know, no politics but when was the last time any of you americans heard anything about Canadian politics?

all kidding aside Crazy Canuck proud to see another Canuck on the board.

Crazy Canuck

February 10th, 2014 at 9:48 PM ^

I love where I live and love certain things about living in Quebec, but sometimes I wish they would separate. Just so I can watch them implode. It would suck to have to start over and find a new Dr for the kids, a vet and all the other little things. But it would be fun to watch. They have no idea all the things that they would have to do like get their own currency and have a border on every road leading out or in the province. They see all the pros for them but none of the cons. If I had my way we'd move to sunny San Diego. We went for the holidays to visit family and fell in love with the area. Damn I need a beer now.


Two Hearted Ale

February 10th, 2014 at 7:58 PM ^

Home brewing is not a very good way to save money. It is cheaper than comparable craft beer if you don't factor in time or equipment. That said, it is a great hobby.

Shameless plug for the Ann Arbor Brewer's Guild for those interested in brewing. Check out

Adventures in Homebrewing is a great home brew store. It is located on Jackson Rd.

Two Hearted Ale

February 10th, 2014 at 7:53 PM ^

Meijer has a good selection and the best prices I've seen for craft beer. The Meijer on Jackson Rd. is the best one. Super Liqueur IV on State St. has the best selection I've seen in Ann Arbor but isn't particularly cheep.


February 10th, 2014 at 8:04 PM ^

oh i have Blanche de Chambly La Fin Du Monde and Trois Pistoles in the collection. I'm a much bigger fan of Dogfish Head, which is probably my favorite right now. I have also just recently found Bell's and Founders