You can buy 12 packs of beer at select LCBO locations starting Thursday, as the retailer hopes to succeed with a pilot project that will help them compete with the Beer Store.
Prior to today, customers that wanted a 12 pack had to make a trip to the Beer store, as the LCBO was limited to selling individual cans and six packs.
The provincial government is hoping to modernize alcohol retailing in the province, an initiative which also includes plans to allow local craft brewers to open up a second retail outlet and major grocery stores to sell beer.
A Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets suggested a number of ideas regarding the handling of public assets when it was release in April. Kathleen Wynne and the sitting Liberals brought forth the idea of allowing LCBO’s to sell 12 packs.
Four LCBO outlets GTA, Keele St. and Lawrence Ave., 9970 Airport Rd. in Brampton, the Woodbridge store at Hwy. 27 and Innovation Dr. as well as the Burlington store at Walkers Line and Dundas St. will be a part of the project.
Labatt Blue, Carling, Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Budweiser, Heineken, Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Grolsch, Steam Whistle and Muskoka are some of the brands participating.