GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Earlier this year a law allowed for grocery stores and convenience stores to sell beer with more than 3.2% alcohol.
Ever since that law took effect in January beer sales in the state have been through the roof.
In fact sales are at a record high.
According to Colorado Public Radio beer sales have gone up by 20% from last year.
For a long time full strength beer could only be sold in liquor stores.
Grocery stores and convenient stores where limited to 3.2% beer at most.
Since the law has been in place that 3.2% beer is seeing a decrease in sales.
According to CPR craft beers are taking over the state which is now also being sold in grocery stores and convenience stores.
The Colorado Brewers Guild says it is too soon to predict the overall market effect.
CPR reports that the department of revenue taxed 9.8 million gallons of beer in January 2019 alone.
That’s more than 1.6 million gallons than January 2018.