NB Liquor says beer will soon be sold in select New Brunswick grocery stores

There's something new coming to the shelves of New Brunswick grocery stores.

NB Liquor has announced it will start offering beer and an updated wine selection in select grocery stores starting in October.

Brad Cameron, acting president of the Crown-owned liquor agency, says customers want more convenience.

Wine sales were allowed in a limited number of grocery stores beginning in 2014 as a pilot project, and now there are 66 grocery outlets offering cider and wine.

Cameron says locally produced beer will be available in grocery stores on a phased-in basis.

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves says NB Liquor is responsibly "adapting and responding'' to consumers' demands.