Legislature reaches last-day compromise on beer-sales regulations

After months of tense discussions that looked often like they were more likely to end in a lawsuit than in legislation, House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise late Wednesday on a bill that largely would give grocery and convenience stores freedom as they begin to sell full-strength beer in 2019 but also would put guardrails on areas like deliveries and below-cost sales that liquor stores sought badly.

Beer-sales regulations pass Colorado Senate by a wide margin

A bill to regulate full-strength beer sales in Colorado grocery and convenience stores, once viewed as unlikely to pass because it was the bane of nearly every sector of the alcohol-sales industry, cleared the state Senate by a wide margin Tuesday, giving hope to its liquor-store proponents especially that guardrails may go into place before the sales begin on Jan. 1.

Click to read article