Minister Rich Coleman today confirmed the province was instituting a new policy under which the mark-up rate will increase incrementally between 160,000 and 300,000 hectolitres.
"Small breweries create high-quality and sought-after beers that are enjoyed by people throughout the province," Coleman said in a written release.
"Our government wants to create incentives for B.C.-based breweries to continue to expand and build on their successes."
The province says seven B.C.-based breweries will benefit from the revised mark-up rate.
Coleman indicated last week the changes were coming, prompting allegations of political favouritism after it was revealed Pacific Western Brewing was a major donor to the Liberals and to Coleman's own re-election campaign.