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Drizly.com Comes To Calgary, Alberta

Like bears, Albertans like to go into hibernation during the long winter months. But how can we get beer if we are in hibernation?! Thanks to our friends at Drizly.com that will no longer a problem.

Drizly.com Comes To Calgary, Alberta

You no longer have to leave the party to get more booze, or have to leave your house to get booze! Now, all you have to do is pick up your phone, click on the drizly app, choose your booze then wait for them to show up (if you are in the selected area at this point in time).

What is Drizly.com?

Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits.

You can pay right from the app, tip the driver, and only have a minimum of $20.00 plus a $5.00 delivery fee and you get booze to the door. They shop for you and bring it to your door! It is that easy!

For more information about Drizly.com, check out their website!

Drizly App Shot 2

“Booze Reviews” Tests Out Drizly: Dial-A-Bottle

So.. why did I call it Dial-A-Bottle 2.0? Well, where I lived there was a service back in the day called Dial-a-Bottle where they did JUST that, you phone them up place your order and wait for them to show up on your doorstep.

The launch date for this app in the Calgary area was Aug. 25th and I tested it out, but so far “It is not available in my area” (Tested this on their app and the website with two different addresses. I did go through their press release, and it looks like both locations I looked from… are not available yet: https://drizly.com/delivery_maps/calgary which sucks, but they have to start somewhere!), so at press time I was unable to make an account to fully test this out.

Now being BRAND NEW, I wouldn’t expect it to be in my area, however, one person downtown was able to get something from them yesterday but I’m not sure if that was just a promotional thing they had with a fellow blogger or not. Hard part is I live in the deep south so a lot of the time I am out of any delivery area… however, they are partnered with Liquor Depot in both Edmonton and Calgary, and we have enough of them in each neighbourhood that it should be easy to get booze and bring it to me (Granted I’m not that lazy. Liquor Depot is pretty much a 5 min walk from my place, that and I kinda boycotted the store near me after they screwed around some great people that worked there). That being said I’m willing to give these guys a shot. Hopefully they expand their area soon, but for now I have to wait.

Drizly App Shot 1

Final Thoughts About Drizly.com

As stated earlier the app is only through Liquor Depot which does have a vast selection, but they are expensive at times. Liquor Depot does price match, but I wonder if they would do that through Drizly too. LD also has a discount for when you buy multiple bottles of single beers, I wonder if Drizly honors that too?

The other thing I have a question about is that Liquor Depot has their own delivery service.. granted it isn’t an hour to get to your door, but liquordirect.ca is part of their company… and up in Edmonton they did do pick ups at the store… I wonder if this has cut into their business or if it has helped it a bit?

Liquor Depot does do Growlers too.. I wonder if Drizly will do Growler fills too for the Calgary area?

Just some of the questions that come to mind when I see this, but I still like the idea, and I know they have been in Edmonton since February so hopefully they do well here too.

 

So to Drizly; Welcome to Calgary! I hope this helps some of the issues of drinking and driving!

 

While you wait for your Drizly beer deliver, catch up on some recent beer news:

Folding Mountain Brewery is Now Open in Hinton, Alberta
Granville Island Brewery New Hefeweizen Label
Will Alberta Allow Craft Beer To Be Sold At Farmer’s Markets?
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