A local beer company is accusing another of passing off their beer as their own.
In a now deleted Facebook post, Rebellion Brewing alleges Minhas Sask. Distillery, Winery and Brewery was selling their beer without permission under Minhas taps.
Rebellion’s President Mark Heise said he originally learned about it last Wednesday through an anonymous tip. Knowing the kegs hadn’t been sold directly to Minhas, they worked quickly to retrieve them.
“People don’t like it when they hear about unscrupulous business practices being carried out and creating distrust among the local businesses,” he said.
Heise said this is an example of bootlegging.
“You cannot purchase someone else’s product from a tavern or a pub. That doesn’t follow any of the regulations allowed by the SLGA.”
Minhas defends the action, says it was fully legal.
However, that’s not how President and CEO of Minhas Sask. Ventures Moni Minhas feels about it.
While he admits the handle didn’t have Rebellion’s label on it as their graphic designer was working on it, he said this is Rebellion fearing competition.
“I am selling my beers and products at the lowest legal price. My growler is free and my beer is half their price,” he said. “That is the real reason why they’re worried.”