Profits at the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission have dipped by about $500,000 compared to the same three-month period last year.
Officials with the company say they're still on target to their projected profit for the entire year.
The commission said there are a couple of reasons for the lower profit.
For one, beer sales dropped by 1.1 per cent during the NHL lockout.
Also, the NSLC said, because Dec. 31 fell on a Tuesday, the sales figures for New Year’s Eve won't show up until the next quarterly report.