New service offering delivery on local beer, cider, and snacks

Apr 28 2020, 11:34 am

Joining the crowd who have transitioned to delivery of alcohol alongside snacks, Brewer Eats has launched to connect locals to home-grown beer, cider, and grub.

The new platform offers over 45 different beer and cider options, which are all available at LCBO prices alongside takeout food or snack packs.

In partnership with Toronto bar Gatsby’s Speakeasy, the platform serves as a speedy way to order online, and get safe home delivery across Ontario in as quickly as one business day, and no longer than four.

So far, the platform features products from Oshawa’s All or Nothing, Ottawa’s Big Rig, and Etobicoke’s Black Oak, plus Double Trouble, Eden Grove Cider, Old Tomorrow, and Woodhouse, all from Toronto, alongside many more.

Additional alcohol partners are being added to the service weekly, and Gatsby’s is considering expanding into hard alcohol and wine offerings, too.

 

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For now, the platform allows customers to mix and match products and brands to make up their own 12 packs, or cases of 24.

Bulk discounts are provided on purchases of 6, 12, or 24 cans of the same beer flavour. And, the platform offers weekly “hot deals” on beers that are in overstock situations.

Gresham Bayley, owner of Gatsby’s, said the platform is allowing his bar to continue to bring in some revenue during this time.

“We can generate some income while helping struggling Ontario craft breweries and cideries sell through their inventories and give consumers safe and well-priced home delivery,” he said in a release.

For home deliveries, Dick Duff’s Organic Jerky — also based out of Toronto — is the current primary food partner, offering a range of marinated, savoury snacks. More choices are to come.

 

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Now that Gatsby’s is on board, Brewer Eats is looking to sign on more licensed restaurant partners. The service will get the beer and cider products to these participating restaurants, who will then be able to process orders with their takeout food options.

“Many breweries and cideries are faced with excess product but are not able to open their brewery pubs and have no restaurants or bars to sell to,” says Steve Cushing, the program’s director of sales.

“This is a three-way win for our partner restaurants, breweries and the consumer.”