Full-Strength Beer Bill Fails to Pass

March 12, 2009

Liquor store owners and craft brewers were among the crowds that came to the state capitol on Wednesday to oppose a bill that would let grocery and convenience stores sell full strength beer. Colorado is one of only five states in the country where 3-2 beer is still sold, and after nearly nine hours of testimony, lawmakers defeated the measure, saying it wasn't the right time to change the state's liquor laws. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.