Colorado grocery stores can now sell full-strength beer

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Colorado residents can now buy full-strength beer.

According to the Durango Herald, effective in the new year, grocery stores across the state began selling full-strength beer doing away with a prohibition-era law that used to only allow for the sale of low-alcohol beer, 3.2 percent by volume.

Liquor stores and some brewers opposed the new law arguing it would push locally owned shops out of business.

However, officials say the switch is a compromise between politicians, big chain stores and concerned liquor store owners.

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