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Ringing in the beer year


December 27, 2018

Colorado liquor stores such as Niwot Liquor Store will be facing more competition when new laws take effect on Jan. 1, 2019 allowing the sale of full strength beer at grocery and convenience stores.

Grocery and convenience stores are on their marks for New Year’s Day when an 85-year-old remnant of Colorado’s prohibition laws is put to rest, sanctioning them to carry full-strength beer. As a result, mom and pop liquor stores, whose beer sales are estimated at more than 30 percent of their present sales, will be feeling the punch. 

While there will still be “lite” versions of beer...

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