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Craft brewers eager for corner store sales

Ontario craft breweries are welcoming the provincial government’s move to expand beer sales to corner stores, saying the current system limits their products’ exposure to customers.

“I just think it’s fantastic news,” said Scott Simmons, president of the Ontario Craft Brewers, a trade association composed of nearly 100 brewer members.

Crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada rise by 34,000 bpd in May

CALGARY — Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low.

The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail loadings in May were 231,000 barrels per day, up 34,000 bpd from April.

Veggie products face new labeling restrictions in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — Bye-bye, cauliflower rice. Farewell, veggie sausage. See you later, chicken-free strips.

Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to labeling restrictions that will keep veggie products from being called meat, non-rice products from being described as rice and sugar alternatives from being marketed as sugar.

Anheuser-Busch partners with solar farm to meet energy goals

Anheuser-Busch is making good on its pledge to be a more renewable brewer.

The company is partnering with San Francisco-based solar developer Recurrent Energy, which will build and maintain a 2,000-acre solar farm in Pecos County, Texas. Once it’s completed in 2021, Anheuser-Busch will buy credits to offset the electricity it uses at its 22 U.S. breweries.