Beer will be hitting Ontario grocery store shelves before end of year

We'll drink to that

Despite the deflating news last month, turns out some Toronto area grocers will be stocking 6-packs before the new year, reports The Toronto Star.

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa revealed that up to 60 grocery stores could be authorized to sell booze by the end of December. Among those are major chains like Loblaws, Walmart, Sobeys, Metro, Longo’s, and a bunch of independent grocers including Farm Boy, Galleria Supermarket, Hanahreuem Mart, La Mantia’s Country Market, Michael-Angelos Market Place, Pino’s Get Fresh, and Starsky Fine Foods.

Stores will still need to attain a license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission before they can start stocking your favourite brews. As for the future, 150 grocery stores are planned to carry beer by May 2017 with 20% of shelf space going to Ontario craft beer.