Liquor SB16-197 & SB18-243
Starting on January 1, 2019, consumers will now have the option to purchase full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores in Colorado that previously sold 3.2% beer. The changes to state liquor laws in Colorado were part of an industry regulatory transformation approved by the state legislature in 2016 and expanded on with additional legislation passed in 2018.
The changes to the regulatory environment as a result of the 2016 and 2018 legislative actions are complex and impact a variety of activities concerning the manufacturing, selling and purchasing of fermented malt beverages. The Liquor Enforcement Division has developed resources, training, and informational guides to assist help answers questions on these changes will impact the liquor industry in Colorado.