With the legalization of non-medical cannabis in 2018, the Liquor Cannabis Regulation Branch has been getting a lot of questions about how the new cannabis rules affect liquor establishments in BC. To help provide clarity the Branch recently created a Cannabis Information for Liquor Licensees & Permittees document.
Challenges in Bringing New Products to Market
BC’s wine industry has positively blossomed this last year, breaking ground as a wine region worthy of global consideration, winning international wine awards and expanding upon its own identity (hello new legal geographical indications (GIs) and sub-GIs!).
AGLC Under 25 Program
We've all had the experience of meeting people for the first time and horribly missing the mark about their age. Faced with that scenario in your licensed establishment, the key is to request identification.…
Enhance Your Atmosphere
Your pub might serve mouthwatering food, stunning cocktails, and delicious beers, but is it still struggling to attract customers? Is it missing a certain ambiance or vibe that results in people not coming back after…
Workplace Health and Safety
A safe workplace is a great workplace. Creating and maintaining strong health and safety programs shouldn’t just be about compliance with governing bodies; employers should strive to be leaders in the protection of their employees.
The AGLC recently made changes to the liquor tasting policy. Servers are now required to have ProServe certification, licencees can recover some costs, and sample sizes have increased.
What is a Good Pour Cost?
We get asked this question all the time.
The fact is that there is no such thing as an industry standard “good” pour cost that works for every bar. You often hear or read that if your pour cost is in the low 20% range, you are in good shape. That is simply nonsense—and dangerous nonsense at that!
BC’s Cannabis Distribution Model
On February 5, 2018 the Government of BC announced additional details of the regulations and policies that will govern the sale of non-medical cannabis in the province. The Liquor Distribution Branch will retain a monopoly over distribution of cannabis, but there will be public and private options for retail, including online sales.
Alberta’s Breweries Collaborate
As craft beer slowly picks away at the overall market share of beer sales, it has become commonly accepted among craft brewers that the success of one brewery is good for all other craft breweries.
Serving a Perfect Pint
Hold glass under tap, open tap, pour beer. Simple, right?
Pouring a pint of draught certainly looks straightforward, but in reality, liquid hitting the glass is just the end point of a long process with a great many variables that should demand your attention.