Beer banned at Jays games, organic food sales decline, Jews protest at the LCBO

Beer banned at Jays games, organic food sales decline, Jews protest at the LCBO

Beer-free benches (Photo by ConspiracyofHappiness) 

• Watch out for the seventh inning kvetch: the Rogers Centre has two beerless Jays games (and one football match) coming up, thanks to a temporary ban on booze. One game-goer, who bought almost 600 seats to a no-tipple event, is livid that tickets were sold without warning. [Toronto Sun]

• Manischewitz may seem a curious flashpoint for Middle Eastern politics, but police broke up a demonstration outside an LCBO where pro-Palestinian Jewish activists were announcing their boycott of Israeli kosher wine. We don’t think a friendly drink will solve this one. [UPI]

• More proof that beer is big: London, Ontario, is now home to the John Labatt Institute, where the company’s employees, as well as servers and barkeeps from across the province, flock to study beer science. [London Free Press]

• Organic food may be the next luxury product to get nixed in the recession. A blogger at the Telegraph predicts the burst of the organic bubble; new stats show that shoppers are unwilling to pay a premium for top-of-the-line provisions. [Telegraph]

Beerbistro chef Brian Morin and co-owner Stephen Beaumont have written the book on beer—cooking with beer, that is. The Beerbistro Cookbook includes favourite house recipes, tasting tips and the pair’s own brew taxonomy. [TasteTO]