Colorado legislators passed a bill allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer!

You'll have to wait until January 1st, 2019, but "real" beer is finally coming to your local grocery and convenience store. Stores have been only allowed to sell low-strength, 3.2 beer for decades. Senate Bill 243 has changed all that. The bill passed this week by Colorado legislators will allow full-strength beer to be sold in stores.

I've lived in Kansas a couple times over the last 10 years or so. It's one of those goofy states that only allows 3.2 in stores. Nobody could explain to me why. So to get the "real stuff" you had to make an extra stop at the liquor store while out on a shopping trip. When I moved here I was surprised to learn that Colorado was one of those states. With the craft beer history, wine production, legal weed, and "progressive thinking"  and you can't buy beer at a convenience store? Made no sense.

Anyway, prohibition is over in Colorado! In 2019 you'll be able to stop at the convenience store, fill up with gas, grab a bag of ice, and a 6-pack of "real beer" and be on your way. Who says politicians can't get anything done?

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