Molson Cuts Free Beer for Retirees
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2009 5:43 PM CDT
The tap is running dry for Molson retirees.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Things are tough all over. Retirees from Molson brewing in Canada are up in arms after learning that their lifetime supply of free beer is running out, the Toronto Star reports. The company told pensioners it will gradually cut their allotment from the current 72 dozen bottles per year to precisely zero bottles in five years. The free suds cost the company about $1 million per year.

"There was no consultation, we just received a letter that this is a done deal, which is totally unfair," said one worker who retired six years ago after 32 years. "I think with the economic downturn they're trying to take advantage of us, as a way to cut retirees' benefits and justify it."