Craft beer and spirits will now be treated the same as wine at farmers' and artisan markets throughout Alberta
 
Changes at the Fort Saskatchewan Farmers' Market came into effect on August 15, with the same guidelines applying to homemade wineries.
 
"We've seen such explosive growth in craft beer, I think that's kind of why it's taken longer for the legislation to come," said Rene Holinski, Events Coordinator with the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber.
 
The Fort has one local brewer, Two Sergeants Brewing Inc., who could be making their way into the market in the future.
 
"Of course a local brewery would be considered over someone who's from out of town," added Holinski.
 
All products must be sold sealed and tastings will be allowed, walking while carrying open alcohol is still not permitted.
 
There are 92 liquor manufacturers in Alberta and many have expressed a desire to showcase their products at markets.
 

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