November 17, 2021

British Columbians everywhere are watching with sombre hearts as many of our communities are reeling from the devastating impacts of flooding, landslides, and forced evacuations. Major highways and railways remained closed, and we still don’t know the full impact to our transportation infrastructure.

With no viable trucking route between the Lower Mainland and Interior, we know many of you are worried about how you’ll keep your shelves stocked to service customers in the coming weeks.

To help support you during this crisis, BC’s 800 local breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries are partnering with private liquor retailers, restaurants, pubs, and bars to ensure you have the products you need. Right now, BC’s local liquor producers in your area are standing by to deliver products directly to your door.

If you need help connecting to local liquor producers in your area, BC’s liquor industry associations are stepping up to help connect you to businesses in your area.

BC Craft Brewers Guild

BC Craft Distilleries Guild

New Wave Wine Society (representing cideries, fruit, and mead wine)
Wine Growers BC

Producers looking to connect with retailers or hospitality businesses should visit:

While we all brace for weeks of disruptions to our supply chain, we will continue to circulate regular updates from the LDB, BDL, local producers, and our distribution partners as they become available. The latest update from the LDB is provided below.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact ABLE BC: info@ablebc.ca.

Update on temporary shipping disruptions

LDB Wholesale Operations sent out the following update this afternoon:

Due to the extreme weather situation in parts of the province disrupting some transportation routes, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is proactively advising our customers of the situation as it unfolds. 

The LDB distribution centres in the Lower Mainland and the Interior have regular inventory levels to supply customers in their regions but customers may experience temporary service delays and limited product availability due to disrupted transportation routes. 

We have been and will continue to make considerable efforts to work with our vendors and freight carriers to maintain regular service levels. We are also asking customers to advise the LDB Wholesale Customer Centre if they have had to temporarily close so that we can halt any unnecessary shipments.

For more information please read the attached memos sent to customers serviced by our Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) and Kamloops Distribution Centre (KDC). 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience and will share more information as it is made available. Please direct your members to visit the LDB Wholesale Operations website for the latest updates and contact information.


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