We came across some facts release by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission last month and thought we’d share a few things you may or may not know about Alberta’s liquor laws:
- Alberta privatized liquor retailer in September, 1993.
- Before privatization, there were a total of 803 liquor retailers selling 2,200 products province-wide.
- As of December 31, 2014, Alberta is now home to 2,016 liquor retailers selling 20,113 products.
- 66 per cent of Albertans said they’ve had a drink in the last 12 months. Of all Albertans, approximately 90 per cent drink responsibly.
- Sales by volume of spirits, wine and beer have increased 65%, 158% and 56% respectively.
- At no time may a licensee sell a drink for less than: Spirits / liqueur $2.75 /1 oz or less; Beer / cider / cooler $2.75 /341 ml bottle or 355 ml can; Draft beer $0.16 /oz; Wine $0.35 /oz.
- So far in the fiscal 2014-15, the AGLC inspectors conducted 21,918 inspections at licensed premises.
Source: AGLC Quick Facts