Full strength beer now sold at grocery stores

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The new year has brought a few things with it so far, higher state park prices, minimum wage increases and now one in particular that most people are rejoicing about. Full strength beer is now being sold at a grocery store near you.

New laws in Colorado now allow full-strength beer to be sold at all grocery stores across the state, swapping out the old rule of only selling 3.2 percent beer and under.

At Safeway stores, they're selling dozens of extra varieties, including local craft breweries.

"It's going to make it a lot more convenient for our customers to be able to have a one-stop shop and for us to be able to provide just one more tool for superior service to our customers and great customer service,” said Mark Irvin, Safeway on Horizon Drive.

Convenience stores and gas stations will also be able to sell. However, liquor stores will still have exclusive rights to be able to sell wine and hard alcohol.

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