Time-Tested, Beer-Lover Approved
Becoming experts on beer doesn't happen overnight. We've been in business since 1927 and to top that off we are owned by three of the finest beer companies in the world: Labatt Brewing Company, Molson Coors Canada, and Sleeman Breweries.
There's no other team of beer experts who live and love all things beer as much as we do. We love beer as much as you — so you know we'll always be dedicated to bringing you your favourite brands from brewers around the world and offer tips on how to enjoy them responsibly.
Facts and Figures
The Beer Store was established in 1927, which means we've been around longer than the Internet. And television. And a lot of other things (probably even you!).
Here's something for the number crunchers to chew on: We operate 448 retail stores, serve 17,000 licensed customers, 600 government-owned LCBO retail locations, 140 retail partners, and 76 Northern Agents. As a customer, you can choose from more than 400 beer brands, in 448 retail stores, from 100 brewers around the world.
On December 13, 2010, the One Billionth liquor container was returned to the Beer Store under the Bag It Back program — the highly successful deposit return program for wine, spirit and beer containers sold through LCBO and Ontario winery stores.
Since we've been in business, we've kept approximately 70 billion beer bottles from ending up in Ontario landfill sites. If you were to stretch all those bottles out, it would be about 25 trips to the moon and back.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We take corporate social responsibility seriously, and make sure that every beer we sell is a responsible sale — whether it's through our WeID 25 program or refusing to sell to intoxicated customers. In 2013 alone, we refused service to over 59,000 individuals at our retail locations.
We let brewers decide where they want to sell their product! Brewers can be in one store, 50 stores or all 448 locations of the Beer Store — it's completely up to them.