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Many Montrealers have high hopes for next summer after a COVID-filled 2020. But there's already a hiccup for those planning on partying at Beachclub — a popular open-air club about an hour from Montreal — which will lose its liquor permit for 20 days in 2021, according to files provided to MTL Blog by La Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux. 

Beachclub — which is located in Pointe-Calumet, Quebec and known for its beaches, terraces, swimming pool, bars and EDM shows — cancelled its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, promising its patrons on Facebook that they'd be "aiming high" for the upcoming season.

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Montreal deps are sick and tired and not being able to compete with bars and restaurants. 

As of now, depanneurs can only sell liquor between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00pm, which sucks because alcohol represents nearly 35% of their sales, and because somehow you always realize you're out of booze at 11:01pm.

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When you normally think of whisky, you think of Tennessee whisky, bourbon, or scotch. But you you may not realize that we actually make a ton of great whiskies right here in Canada. And it doesn't stop there either.

There are distilleries all over the country putting a uniquely Canadian twist on alcohol of all kinds. The only problem is, finding them. Luckily for you, Quebec's biggest tasting festival is coming to Montreal this month, and you're invited!

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For those who love convenience and alcohol (i.e. EVERYONE) there is a looming pilot project that will have you smiling with (possibly already drunken) glee. The Société des Alcools du Québec is now looking into combining SAQs with major grocery stores across the province and in Montreal.

The fusion would have a fully stocked SAQ inside the grocery store, keeping the hard liquor outside of regular aisles but still inside the complex, kinda like those mini-wineries you sometimes find. Beer and wine would still be kept grocery-side, as per usual.

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For those with celiac disease, gluten is the enemy. If not being able to eat most kinds of bread isn't horrific enough, those with a gluten-free diet are also restricted in their choice of alcohol! Carbs and beer are like the kryptonite to many celiacs, so you best feel for them, and never chirp on the whole gluten-free thing. Unless, of course, they're just following the food trend,'cuz that's not alright. Although gluten-free drank isn't as vast as the regular stuff, there is still a lot to choose from. To all of Montreal's gluten-free brothers and sisters, here are ways to get drunk without gluten

Click here to get drunk without gluten >

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