Here's what kinds of beer and wine you can buy on BC Ferries now

Oct 25 2019, 3:13 pm

Starting this week, BC Ferries passengers can now enjoy a beer or glass of wine on select sailings.

Deborah Marshall, BC Ferries Spokesperson, tells Daily Hive that the pilot project will be available specifically on the Tsawwassen — Swartz Bay route.

The beverages are an addition to the Pacific Buffet menu on three vessels: the Spirit of Vancouver Island, the Spirit of British Columbia, and the Coastal Celebration.

Here’s what drinks will be available:

Gray Monk Merlot

 

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See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Noir

 

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Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer

 

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Poplar Grove Pinot Gris

 

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Parallel 49 Lager

 

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Phillips Blue Buck Ale

 

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A 12 oz beer is $6.99 and a 5 oz wine is $9.99. Alcohol will have to be purchased with a meal, however, and there’s a one-drink limit per customer.

This is the first time alcohol is available for purchase on sailings between Vancouver and Victoria. The trial will continue for one year as BC Ferries reviews customer and employee feedback, as well as revenue numbers to evaluate the pilot and determine its success.

“Many of our customers have said they would like to have a glass of wine or beer with their meal while sailing with us,” said Melanie Lucia, Executive Director of Catering and Terminal Operations, in a statement.

“We look for ways to enhance the customer experience and are pleased to now offer these beverages in the Pacific Buffet.”