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12/18/2018 11:48 EST | Updated 12/18/2018 11:48 EST

Only Cool Brewery Has Stuck To Doug Ford's Buck-A-Beer Challenge

All the other breweries have raised their prices.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford holds a case of beer during a photo opportunity at a brewery in Etobicoke, Ont. on Aug. 27, 2018.

TORONTO — Four months after Doug Ford delivered on his campaign promise to bring back "buck a beer," the only brewery still offering the option appears to be one in the Ontario premier's west Toronto neighbourhood.

When Ford announced incentives for companies selling beer at $1 for a bottle or can last August, two breweries took him up on the offer — Cool Brewery in Toronto and Barley Days Brewery in Picton, Ont.

Loblaws also offered its President's Choice beer for a dollar a bottle for a limited time.

But now the Liquor Control Board of Ontario says the Barley Days Brewery beer that had been available for a dollar — plus the 10 cent deposit — has raised its price to $1.65.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces his buck-a-beer policy with ministers Vic Fedeli and Todd Smith at Barley Days Brewery in Picton, Ont. on Aug. 7, 2018.

The Crown corporation in charge of alcohol sales in the province says that as of Monday, Cool Lager was the only "buck a beer" still available on its website.

The government offered businesses that agreed to sell "buck a beer" for a dollar prime spots in LCBO stores and advertising in the store magazine's inserts.

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