When full-strength beer sales begin in stores get ready for many more choices.

Over 50 Colorado craft beers are ready to fill grocery and convenience store shelves when the new law kicks in on January 1st! Earlier this month about 40 breweries were granted licenses allowing their products to be sold in stores now that Colorado's old Prohibition Era 3.2 beer law is going away. I noticed in City Market this week that remaining 3.2 beer is "clearance priced" as the store makes room for the real stuff.

The list of beers joining the party is extensive. Some of the Colorado brews include some smaller outfits like Bootstrap Brewing and High Hops Brewing, along with the bigger well-known varieties like New Belgium, Odell and Oskar Blues. Here's the list of beers set to occupy grocery and convenience stores shelves on January 1st, or have at least been granted a license to do so...

Aspen Brewing
Avery Brewing
Black Bottle
Bonfire
Bootstrap
Boulder Beer Company
Bristol
Butcherknife
Copper Kettle Brewing
Crooked Stave
Crystal Springs
Denver Beer Co.
Dry Dock
Durango Beer Company
Eddyline Brewing
Elevation Beer Company
Epic Brewing
4 Noses
Funkwerks
Great Divide
High Hops Brewery
Holidaily (not misspelled)
Left Hand Brewing
Lone Tree Brewing
New Belgium
Odell
Odd13 Brewing
Odyssey Beerwerks
Oskar Blues
Paradox Beer Company
Pikes Peak
Prost Brewing
Red Leg Brewing
Renegade
River North Brewery
Rockyard Brewpub
Saint Patrick's
Sanitas
Ska Brewing
Sleeping Giant
Station 26
Steamworks
Tommyknocker
Upslope
Telluride Brewing
The Post
Wibby
Wonderland

...with even more to come! For beer lovers, 2019 is off to a fabulous start! Happy Brew Year!

Credit: Westworld