For the past several years, grocery and convenience stores in Colorado have been fighting for the right to sell more than 3-2 beer. Colorado is one of only a handful of states that still sells 3-2 beer, which came about after prohibition ended in 1933. Bente Birkeland examines how the issue is developing at the statehouse as part of our weekly capitol conversation series.

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3 Responses to Capitol Conversation: 3-2 Beer

  1. Matt H. says:

    I hope whatever happens, locally owned small businesses are looked upon favorably. Those people work hard to build and grow loyal customers. Easy targets for big box NYSE traded corps, loyal only to the bottom line.

  2. Sarah Milteer says:

    I’m for this if it will bring Trader Joes here. I emailed them to ask them why they don’t do business in Colorado and the answer I got back was that they couldn’t sell alcohol beyond the 3.2 beer. I want Trader Joes because they have a lot of options for people with food allergies – I would still support Coal Train Wines as much as I do now.

  3. troy says:

    whos goiin to drink 3-2 anyway???

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