News Release

Liquor markup increase

On October 27, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced an increase in liquor mark-up. The new rates are effective as of October 28, 2015.

The liquor mark-up increase is a 24-cent per litre increase on spirits, wine and refreshment beverages, and a 5-cent per litre increase for beers receiving the standard mark-up.

Additionally, Budget 2015 includes changes to the small brewer mark-up policy to focus the program on breweries that are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan — provinces that are party to the New West Partnership.

Budget 2015 also includes the introduction of a small distiller mark-up policy, which will include a new lower mark-up rate for Alberta’s small distilleries (producing under 10,000 hectolitres a year).

More information on this new policy will be available as it is implemented.

For more details, please refer to the Liquor Markup Schedule.