Manitoba Retailers Can Apply to Brew Beer, Wine In-Store

Manitoba Retailers Can Apply to Brew Beer, Wine In-Store

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Retailers in Manitoba who sell home wine- and beer-making supplies can now apply to offer in-store brewing services.

Under the province’s modernized liquor laws, retailers will soon be able to offer customers ingredient kits for beer and wine, and provide instructional advice, equipment and manufacturing space for the production of wine and beer for home consumption.

“During our consultations on modernizing liquor laws, Manitoba consumers and businesses expressed interest in opening up opportunities for in-store wine and beer making,” said Dave Chomiak, minister responsible for the Liquor and Gaming Control Act.

The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) has been consulting with local businesses and will evaluate the in-store brewing authorization during the next two years.

“In-store brewing offers an opportunity for Manitobans to enjoy and learn about beer and wine making even if they do not have the space in their homes, or don’t wish to purchase, operate and clean the equipment themselves.”