WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the Manitoba Government has announced changes to the province’s liquor legislation that will allow in-store beer and wine making for the first time.
While many provinces have long allowed so-called “U-Brew” operations where consumers can choose have their homemade beer or wine fermented in the store rather than at home, Manitoba has previously required that the kits be taken home to be made. This has led to many consumers in Winnipeg and other communities in eastern Manitoba going across the border to have their beer and wine made in Ontario.
As in most jurisdictions, the beer and wine made at these establishments will be for personal use only, and will not be able to be served at bars, restaurants or special occasion permit events.
For more details, see the full Winnipeg Free Press article.