In parts of Ontario, beer delivery has become the real deal.
The Beer Store, which is owned by 30 brewers in Ontario is going into the home delivery service. The trial project will allow drinkers to go to the beer store website or their app to order suds from four outlets in Scarborough and 11 locations in Ottawa, while in Toronto it is restricted to an area in the east end of the city.
It was customer demand that caused The Beer Store to try out the project, trying to modernize and enhance the customer experience.
Delivery comes with a charge of $9.75 in Scarborough and $8.00 in Ottawa. People have to place an order of at least $20 and no more than $500.
The Beer Store is relying on independent drivers to make deliveries and those accepting beer at the door must prove they’re of the legal drinking age.
Also, if that person is deemed to be intoxicated that order will also not be completed.
It could be six months before The Beer Store considers expanding the delivery program to other cities in the province.