Lawmakers now get to decide how to handle the transition away from 3.2 beer.
The state agency that oversees alcohol licenses in Colorado published a report this month recommending that hundreds of gas stations and grocery stores currently stocking 3.2 beer be able to automatically switch to full strength sales in 2019.
As more residents flocked to the area and the city pushed past its rural roots country bars either faded away or adapted to meet the new market.
“I walked around the sad honkytonks of Curtis Street; young kids in jeans and red shirts; peanut shells, movie marquees, shooting parlors. Beyond the glittering street was darkness, and beyond the darkness the West. I had to go.” — Jack Kerouac, “On the Road”