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Colorado grocery, convenience stores selling regular beer

January 1, 2019

DENVER (AP) — There are more places to buy regular beer in the New Year in Colorado.

Grocery and convenience stores are now able to sell full-strength beer under a state law that took effect Tuesday. Previously, they had only been allowed to stock beer that was 3.2 percent alcohol by weight.

Liquor stores will still sell beer too and will be the only places to buy wine and liquor in Colorado under compromise legislation passed by lawmakers in 2016.

Grocery store chains were previously able to operate a liquor shop at just one of their locations in the state. Now, they can own up to five licenses.

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