And the lower price won't apply to draft beer, nor will it include the bottle deposit.
The plan for buck-a-beer is being met with skepticism from some Toronto brewers who say they have other challenges to worry about.
"By encouraging things like better shelf space at the LCBO, that really only benefits the brewers who can afford to make buck-a-beer, which is big brewers like Molson and not the little guys", he said.
Barley Days Brewery General Manager Kyle Baldwin says they hope to be offering a case of 24 beers for $24 soon.
"When I ran my brewery we never made beer anywhere close to this cheap because of all the corners that need to be cut were unacceptable to us".
A source with knowledge of the plan told The Canadian Press last week that the Progressive Conservative plan will lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer to $1 from $1.25 by the Labour Day weekend.
"To be honest, I don't think it's going to affect us a whole lot", he said.
The move will have no effect on the province's $589-million in revenue from beer and alcohol taxes, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said.
"You couldn't be more tone deaf on this subject", Portelance wrote.
The province previously had buck-a-beer, but that was changed by the former Liberal government in 2008. Many Ontarians took to Twitter Tuesday to voice their discontent with the "buck-a-beer" announcement, particularly in light of the government's recent cancellation of a Basic Income Pilot project.
He also criticized the PC's decision not to reduce the amount of tax charged on each beer, saying that in order to have a beer in the LCBO that sells for $1, he would have to find a way to lower the cost of production per beer to about 13 cents, with the rest of the dollar taken up by taxes and retail markup.
"It's basically a discriminatory promotion, in that it's only going to be leveraged by brands that are sufficiently close to that price-point".
The price of beer cans has jumped in recent months because of the escalating trade war with the United States which has slapped a 10-per-cent tariff on aluminium. "High taxes are hurting brewers and beer drinkers", the statement read.
In reality, Saunders said, small brewers like his simply won't be able to afford selling beer for $1.
A number of other breweries, including Great Lakes Brewery, Muskoka Brewery and The Napanee Beer Co., voiced frustration with the initiative and vowed that they wouldn't participate.