As a scorcher of a weekend approaches, many British Columbians would argue there’s nothing quite like an ice cold beer.
The BC NDP claims that that beverage choice is going to cost you, and points the blame at the BC Liberals.
The New Democrats say 74 beer products went up more than 10 per cent from March (before the province’s new pricing scheme came in) and June.
Many of those beers are B.C.-made, including Penticton’s Cannery Blackberry Porter, whose price went up 20 per cent.
The price for more than 120 products went up between five and 10 per cent, while about 220 went up five per cent and under.
Nineteen beer products did see a small slump in their prices since March, the NDP say many of those are from outside the province, like Budweiser and Coors Light.