April 8, 2020
We’ve been busting our humps when it comes to our new home delivery option. Since we launched it on March 22nd, the orders have been flying in. From HWY 427 to Victoria Park and HWY 401 to the lake, you have blown us away with your support. Thank you.
During this time we heard, daily, and at times hourly, from people outside of the home delivery zone. Some people were upset that our area wasn’t larger. Some individuals were, and still are, upset that we aren’t offering Ontario wide shipping. We’re rolling with the good and the bad and doing our best to focus on our immediate community.
BUT, (you knew there’d be a but…) it’s not in our DNA to disappoint such loyal craft beer drinkers, so we’re making some changes that you’ll find below.
Home Delivery Zone
Of the hundreds of messages that we’ve received since closing our retail store to focus on the online shop and home delivery, the majority have come from two areas – Mississauga and Scarborough.
It would seem that many postal codes in Scarborough are being neglected with home deliveries, so we’re including them in this new map. We’ll now cover areas south of the HWY 401 down to Lake Ontario and extending east all the way to the Scarborough/Pickering border (Rouge River). We will start delivering to this area as of Thursday and run delivery seven days a week.
Did we ever hear from you in Mississauga. Our [email protected] inbox took in hundreds of messages about getting beer. We listened, worked on a plan, and today we are ready to go live with the online home delivery. From Winston Churchill in the west to the HWY 403 along to HWY 401 and down to Lake Ontario, we’ll get you some #FreshGLB and fast.
- Home delivery will be available, within the new zone(s) starting on April 8th and will be available seven days a week
- Orders must be placed by 11:59PM for next day delivery
- All orders must be over $50
- The GLB online shop determines if your postal code is within the boundaries – if not, unfortunately we won’t be able to process your order
OTHER GLB COVID-19 POSTS
- GLB COVID-19 Impacts to Business – March 15th
- Retail store update – March 23rd (updated April 3rd)
- Online Order – Home Delivery (updated April 3rd)
- Free GLB Colouring Pages for Families (download and print)
Outside of the Boundary?
If you live outside of our home delivery zone, you can still find #FreshGLB beer at your local LCBO, Grocery store(s) and select The Beer Stores. Our retail channel, brewing and distribution teams are working hard to ensure stores remain fully stocked and ready to rock.
Why don’t we just change to Ontario-wide shipping?
While we won’t go into details regarding how we make business decisions, we will remind customers that our beers are in over 350+ LCBO and Grocery stores across this province. We continue to adapt each day, each week, but we want to ensure that GLB remains a dedicated and reliable provider for our retail partners. We stress that our beer is best consumed as fresh as possible, hence next day delivery to those in our community, closest to us. Have a local brewery in your region, city or village? Support them. Spread the love. They are most likely offering home delivery services at this time (here is a handy link from Cass Enright at Ontario Beer Delivery Index).
Thank you again for your continued support of our fiercely independent craft brewery. We are also here to chat – email us at [email protected] or give us a shout at 416.255.4510 x 237.
Keep tippin’ your glass of #FreshGLB in the right direction.