Walgreens making its own brewsky & vino. Next you can sidle up to their bar

on 27/01/11 at 5:37 pm

Industry

Walgreen Co. isn’t just selling alcohol again. They’re also making it.

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.”

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