Walgreens making its own brewsky & vino. Next you can sidle up to their bar
on 27/01/11 at 5:37 pmIndustry
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain has quietly rolled out a private-label brew called Big Flats 1901, which is in more than 4,600 of the chain’s 7,655 U.S. locations. Walgreens has been stocking Chicago-area stores as alcohol licenses are approved.
If the name isn’t enough to tempt you, the price might be: about 50 cents per can. Prices will vary by market, and the beer will be available in states where private-label alcohol is legal.
“In this tough economy, consumers are looking for value and ways to make their money go (further),” a Walgreens spokesman said in an e-mail. “Big Flats 1901 offers our customers a premium lager at a great price.”