Canadian Reports/Discussion

NA Beer crossing the Ontario border and in boats

2/8/23 @ 7:36 AM
User since 4/10/15

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with crossing the Ontario border with NA beer. Not sure if that is considered part of your allotment or if there is no restriction on it. The same question goes to having it in the boat. I realize that it does have a trace amount of alcohol in it so not sure how they address this.

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3/24/23 @ 10:49 AM
User since 8/2/01
The way I see it, crossing the border at customs probably not a big deal, and technically if a conservation warden was so inclined to ticket you while fishing I believe you would prevail in court.   That being said is it really worth potentially drawing attention to yourself for something at least in my experience does not typically excite my taste buds.  But then I am not soft drink / pop drinker either.  A bottle of water, some hot tea or sometimes some carbonated water in the boat until I get back to shore and enjoy 1 or 2 real beers while cleaning or eating fish is in my comfort zone.

3/24/23 @ 5:07 AM
User since 3/9/11
Year's ago, the rules with the border stated fermented beverage. I don't know if NA is fermented at all or not.

2/20/23 @ 11:28 PM
User since 12/30/10
Bullman, I would highly recommend contacting Ontario authorities and ask them.  Both LEO and Fish&Wildlife.  

2/9/23 @ 10:00 PM
User since 4/10/15

Thanks Jabberwalker, Labbotts NA contains less than .5 percent alcohol. Sounds like it’s free to bring across the border. Just need to understand if we can bring it on the boat. 

2/9/23 @ 3:18 PM
User since 8/22/22

From my undrestanding alcohol is what it is the dnr up there are pretty tite  on this and will check you if they are in the area so you are on your own risk.

2/8/23 @ 10:15 AM
User since 4/21/04


2/8/23 @ 10:12 AM
User since 4/21/04

Non-alcoholic beer produced on or after July 1, 2022, is not subject to excise duty.

If it's zero alcohol I can't imagine how they could give you a ticket. Would need proof of intoxication, either a breathalyzer or blood test.

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