Beginning January 1, 2019, Colorado will allow full strength beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores. A law that passed relatively quietly in 2017 allows grocery stores, convenience stores and other establishments to sell alcoholic beverages containing more than 4 percent alcohol by volume.
That does not mean that all grocery stores will be allowed to sell full strength beer, however. There are still numerous restrictions for selling beer, including city ordinances. For businesses that are interested in these types of sales, it is important to understand how these laws intersect.