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More than 100,000 cans of Moosehead beer stolen from Ont. trucking facility

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 2:22 PM ET

Canadian Press: THE CANADIAN PRESS

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Drinkers of Moosehead beer in Ontario are being advised to stock up on their favourite brew after thieves made off with more than 100,000 cans and bottles.

Two tractor-trailers carrying 70,000 cans and 44,000 bottles of Moosehead Lager were stolen early Wednesday morning at a transport company’s facility in Mississauga, Ont.

The beer company says the retail value of the load is $200,000.

“Moosehead drinkers in Ontario would be wise to stock up today,” company spokesman Joel Levesque said in a release.

“We expect it may take until early next week to replenish the stolen beer.”

This is the second time in three years that Moosehead has been hit with a major beer heist.

In August 2004, a truck containing 50,000 cans of Moosehead Lager bound for Mexico was stolen.

Only 14,000 of the cans were ever found.

“We can’t believe that of all the beer available in Canada that Moosehead would be targeted again,” Levesque said.

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