Posted January 21, 2022

Craft Brewers — Round Two

The January 7th article on the craft beer industry was prompted by a media blitz in December for which Nine Locks Brewing Company was the dominant voice. My research for the article included two telephone calls with co-owner Shaun O’Hearn. The article provoked a heated response from the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia (CBANS) which appears below and in The Chronicle Herald.
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When governments decide to subsidize certain parts of the economy the demands for more never cease.
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Every year at this time the article includes a report on comments from readers.
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Nova Scotia’s new government was elected on August 17th. It is off to a good start but tough decisions lie ahead.
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When municipalities begin to shrink it is very difficult to manage budgets. Tax revenue begins to dwindle but the same amount of infrastructure needs to be maintained. When there is a glut of housing prices go down and, eventually, so do assessments. Staffing levels are not easily reduced.
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