Of meat, beer, disease and death

All this chatter about meat recalls brought a waft of sudsy, luke warm nostalgia through the Maclean’s Montreal offices this morning. It wasn’t last night’s Mojitos, either – though if you can beat those at La Distillerie on Ontario street, I’ll eat my socks. No, Maple Leaf’s gigantic recall of its products after several deaths brought to mind a formally fabled Montreal staple: Dow Beer. And there are certain similarities between the struggling purveyor of deli meats and the long gone Montreal brewery.