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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.02.132 from 2019-04-15 to 2024-05-28:

 The qualified common name or common name set out in column II of the table to this section shall be used in any advertisement and on the label of a beer that contains the percentage of alcohol by volume set out in column I.


Column IColumn II
ItemPercentage Alcohol by VolumeQualified Common Name or Common Name
11.1 to 2.5Extra Light Beer
22.6 to 4.0Light Beer
34.1 to 5.5Beer
45.6 to 8.5Strong Beer
58.6 or moreExtra Strong Beer
  • SOR/88-418, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-98, s. 5

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