For the third year in a row, the legislature will grapple with the debate over who can sell full strength beer. Two lawmakers have introduced bills to expand the sale of full strength beer to grocery and convenience stores. Similar bills have failed in the past. As part of our capitol conversation series, Bente Birkeland explores the politics of beer.

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