Supermarket beer bill advances at Colo. Capitol

DENVER — A proposal to allow gas stations, grocery stores and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer is advancing at the state Capitol.

A House committee voted 7-6 to back the measure on Thursday. The Denver Post reported that the issue will now advance to the full House for debate for the first time.

Supermarkets and other stores have been pushing for years for the right to sell regular beer, not just 3.2 percent alcohol beer. But independent liquor stores as well as craft brewers have teamed up to stop the change.

Unionized grocery store workers testified in favor of the bill Thursday. They say they have good paying jobs and allowing supermarkets to sell full-strength beer would create more of those jobs.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

  • Accounting Clerk

    Delta Montrose Technical College has an opening for anResponsibil...

  • Dam Operator

    The Upper Yampa Water Conservancy Districtis seeking a ful...

  • Manufacturing

    Long established, expanding cabinetry and millwork supplier requires ...

  • Ot/cota

    Larchwood Innsis now acceptingapplications forFull Time

  • Ute Event Center Manager

    City of Rifleseeks candidate to fillUte Event CenterManage...

  • 2016 Jobfest Job Fair

    Mesa County Workforce CenterWhen: Sept. 27, 2016 from 9:00am to 2:00p...

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
Advertiser Tearsheet

© 2016 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy