Latest shot filed in Colorado beer war
on 15/03/11 at 8:11 pmBeer
State Rep. Larry Liston on Monday fired the latest salvo in the ongoing war over beer in Colorado.
Liston, R-Colorado Springs, filed legislation that would allow convenience stores and groceries — which now can sell only 3.2 beer — to sell full-strength beer.
“It’s basically bringing Colorado into the 21st century,” Liston said. “I’m doing it on behalf of the consumers of Colorado. The consumers recognize the need for a modest change for convenience and flexibility for themselves to be able to buy their full- strength beer, be it in a grocery store, convenience store or liquor store.
“To them, beer is beer.”
Three bills in prior years to allow convenience stores and groceries to sell full-strength beer have failed, and none of the measures ever made it to the floor.