Alberta members – Standard markup rate will apply to all regular beer

All brewers, regardless of size and origin, will have the same markup rate of $1.25/L on all regular beer sold in Alberta, beginning Aug. 5. Regular beer has alcohol content of 11.9% or less.

This change only impacts the beer produced by small brewers in the New West Partnership regions of Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. Products sold in Alberta from all other Canadian and international brewers are already marked up at the standard rate.

A revised liquor markup schedule will be available at If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Alain Maisonneuve, Vice President of Liquor Services, at

Restaurants Canada Members: We’re here to help. If you have questions about liquor laws and regulations, please contact Paul McKay on our Member Services team at 1-800 387-5649 ext. 4225 or

Not a member? Join online now or call our membership team at 1-800-387-5649.

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Beth Pollock is a communications and content marketing expert. Working with Restaurants Canada, she has edited and published two newsletters (RC Insider and BITE); developed the RC Show website; managed social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram); and written press releases, blog stories, operational manuals, and an op-ed for the Globe & Mail. Beth is also a freelance writer who has written for a number of publications about food, travel, and children’s books, and has written over 600 posts on her personal blog, Of Muses and Meringues about recipes and her personal travels. She has published three books for children.