UBrews and UVins are businesses that provide their customers with the ingredients, equipment and advice they need to make their own beer, wine, cider or coolers. Once it's made, UBrew/UVin customers then take their liquor away, for their own private consumption. It cannot be sold to others.
In British Columbia, all UBrews and UVins are required to have a UBrew/UVin licence. Anyone holding a UBrew/UVin licence may choose to specialize in just beer or just wine, or can offer both.
UBrew/UVins may open any time between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm, Minors are allowed in UBrew/UVin stores if accompanied by a parent or guardian, but may not participate in making the beer or wine.
If you are planning to open a business that sells kits, juices or other ingredients for customers to make beer or wine at home, you do not need a UBrew/UVin licence.
Steps to take to get a UBrew/UVin licence?