07/17/2012 12:43 EDT | Updated 09/16/2012 05:12 EDT

Perth-Andover bistro fined for selling Quebec beer

A Perth-Andover bistro has been fined $1,000 for selling beer that was purchased in Quebec.

Government inspectors were conducting a routine inspection of the 878 Waterfront Bistro and Café on Main Street in Perth-Andover when they discovered and seized the Quebec beer.

Licenced restaurants and bars in New Brunswick must only sell alcohol that is purchased from the Crown-owned NB Liquor.

The province’s liquor law calls for fines for first-time offences to be between $1,000 and $5,000 for violating this rule.

The bistro owner paid the $1,000 fine, according to the provincial government.