Boo Alberta: High-alcohol beer not allowed on store shelves
on 03/12/10 at 12:03 pmBeer
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has banned the sale of beers with alcohol content higher than 11.9 per cent — a move that caught some vendors off guard.
“Any available for sale in Alberta can continue to be sold until the inventory is gone,” said Lynn Hutchings-Mah, a commission spokeswoman.
Hutchings-Mah said there are a number of reasons for the ban, including concern over young people “binge drinking” on the higher-alcohol content beer and recent brewery requests to make beer with 18 or 19 per cent alcohol.