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16 Dec 18
The Round the World Guys

American Express has been expanding its Centurion Lounge collection in the USA. One of the highlights is the American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami. Here’s our review of the Amex Lounge in Miami International Airport.   Centurion Lounge Miami Airport Location Amex Centurion Lounge in Miami is in Concourse D, not too far from Gate […]

16 Dec 18
Sal & Kelly's Calendar

Sunday, December 16 -Spirit’s Promise, 2746 Sound Ave Riverhead, 12-4pm, The Spirit of Christmas, Santa & Mrs Claus, vendors like the Go West! Blue Bus, Hot Chocolate, stories, carols, and equine reindeer! $25 for children and $5 for adults ©️Sal & Kelly’s Calendar -Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, 2114 Sound Ave, Calverton, 2-6pm, Craig Rose ©️Sal […]

16 Dec 18
The Denver Post
As the sun rises on New Year’s Day, delivery trucks will be on their way to hundreds of supermarkets and convenience stores across Colorado.[cq comment=”cq”] They’ll be loaded with beer — and not just any beer. Full-strength beer.[cq comment=”cq”] On Jan. 1, after years of debate, Colorado’s unusual booze rules are set to change. The state will effectively erase its 3.2 beer law, a Prohibition-era restriction that prevented most general stores from selling full-strength beer.[cq comment=”cq”] Among other changes coming into effect: All forms of alcoholic beverages will be allowed in most state parks. Full-strength beer, wine and champagne will be allowed in Denver parks. Currently, those areas are limited to 3.2 beer.[cq comment=”cq”] Convenience and grocery stores with beer licenses can start selling full-strength beer, including nearly 200 in Denver alone.[cq comment=”cq”] Grocery and convenience stores can start delivering beer, as liquor stores already do.[cq comment=”cq”] A limited number of additional grocery stores will be allowed to sell liquor and wine.[cq comment=”cq”] “That was a very sweeping change, probably the biggest since Prohibition, in how liquor’s sold in Colorado,” said Patrick Maroney, the director of Colorado’s Liquor Enforcement Division.[cq comment=”cq”] And it’s only the beginning of a larger change.[cq comment=”cq”] Where to buy beer Sales of full-strength beer can start at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day for grocery and convenience stores.[cq comment=”cq”] Under the new rules, some 1,600 stores will have their licenses automatically upgraded, allowing them to replace half-strength with full-brew. That includes more than 100 stores for both King Soopers and Safeway, according to state records.[cq comment=”cq”] Grocers have been preparing for months for the change, building up new rows of refrigeration and bleeding off their beer supplies. Until now, the new shelves have been stocked with unusual amounts of soda. On New Year’s morning, normally a slow sales day, workers and delivery crews will restock that space with hearty brews in a logistical ballet.[cq comment=”cq”] “We’re not going to just carry Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors and Coors Light,” said Kelli McGannon, a spokesperson for King Soopers and City Market. Instead, the stores will focus on consumer preferences and local favorites — meaning that craft brewers are likely to get some space.[cq comment=”cq”] Some convenience stores in rural areas might be slower to stock full-strength beer, but most will do so eventually, according to Grier Bailey, executive director of the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association.[cq comment=”cq”] How the market’s changing Grocery and convenience stores are likely to increase their beer orders by a cumulative 30 percent in 2019, according to Steve Findley, head of the Colorado Beer Distributors Association.[cq comment=”cq”] Meanwhile, liquor store owners are expecting a major hit. They expect their beer sales could drop by a corresponding 30 percent as they face significant competition for retail beer sales, according to Jeanne McEvoy, CEO of the Colorado Licensed Beer Association.[cq comment=”cq”] In Denver, for example, the number of full-strength beer sellers is set to double. The city is home to about 235 liquor stores and 193 businesses that now will be allowed to sell full-strength beer.[cq comment=”cq”] [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “Beer is what we call the bread and butter for liquor stores,” McEvoy said at a recent luncheon. And that’s a serious threat to the corner store, she said. They tend to be small businesses, since state rules strictly limit the number of liquor stores one group can own.[cq comment=”cq”] But the liquor stores did win some protections, she acknowledged, such as distance requirements for new alcohol-selling stores.[cq comment=”cq”] Cans of beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., and other locally brewed and crafted Colorado beers are for sale in the liquor department at Safeway on Dec. 13, 2018 in Littleton. What about the brewers? There’s also a big question for beer brewers: Will they profit from this new market, or will they struggle to get their stuff on supermarket shelves? The grocery chains are willing to work with smaller brewers, even if they distribute their own beer, but the change also could hurt brewers who depend on liquor stores, according to Andres Gil Zildana, executive director of the Colorado Brewers Guild.[cq comment=”cq”] “I think there are a lot of wonderful opportunities actually happening, but also there’s a new, changing retail landscape,” he said. Either way, lighter beer won’t disappear. Consumers are buying more low-alcohol or “session” beers, Gil Zildana[cq comment=”cqcq”] said, and Colorado brewer Oskar Blues recently jumped into the “hard seltzer” market.[cq comment=”cq”] By the way: 3.2 beer is measured by its alcohol’s weight. It’s really 4 percent under the more common “alcohol by volume” measurement, according to ProBrewer.[cq comment=”cq”] Liquor and wine changes The grocery store won’t replace all of consumers’ alcohol needs — at least not yet. For now, liquor stores are counting on spirits and wine to keep them coming back.[cq comment=”cq”] But King Soopers and other grocers are moving in there, too. The new laws give them access to another, rarer license to sell all sorts of alcohol.[cq comment=”cq”] Each chain can only get five of those all-booze licenses for now, which are only for locations with pharmacies. Those caps will gradually increase over the next 20 years, and the ownership limits will disappear in 2036, Maroney said.[cq comment=”cq”] But it’s hard to say whether most grocery stores will ever become the one-stop alcohol shop. The laws include some tough requirements for the new license: A full-service grocery store will have to be 1,500-plus feet from liquor stores, and the chain will have to buy out other liquor licenses in the same city.[cq comment=”cq”] That’s an expensive proposition, and Kevin Bommer of the Colorado Municipal League thinks it will limit grocers’ interest in liquor and wine. “We’ll never even come close to that,” he said of the idea of wine sales at every supermarket.[cq comment=”cq”] Beer-only grocery stores also face limits. While all currently licensed stores will be permitted full-strength sales, new stores will need to be at least 500 feet from existing liquor stores and schools if they want to sell beer.[cq comment=”cq”] Still, McEvoy worries that the supermarket lobby will get the laws changed yet again. “Now who would have ever thought that beer could be so complicated?” McGannon said.[cq comment=”cq”] A customer shops for locally brewed and crafted Colorado beer at Safeway on Dec. 13, 2018 in Littleton. Beer in the park Until now, it has been legal to drink 3.2 beer in certain parks around the state. That policy can’t continue under the new law, so cities will have to reconfigure their public consumption laws.[cq comment=”cq”] Denver will allow parks visitors to consume all beer, wine and champagne in parks starting on Jan. 1. After a year, the city will review the results.[cq comment=”cq”] State parks also are set to allow boozier booze. Instead of 3.2 beer, visitors to most areas will be allowed to drink whatever they want.[cq comment=”cq”] Other cities are still considering their options, Bommer said.[cq comment=”cq”] How’d we get here? Prohibition, if you want to go all the way back. The U.S. Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt in March 1933 legalized the sale of 3.2 beer — but nothing else, according to historian Maureen Ogle. It wasn’t full strength, but the new law — one of Roosevelt’s first actions as president — put an end to 13 years of booze banning. The idea of 3.2 stuck in Colorado, with a 1935 law allowing the sale of the “non-intoxicating” beer in grocery stores, according to the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado. And until 1987, 18-year-olds could even drink the stuff at special 3.2 bars.[cq comment=”cq”] Other artifacts of Prohibition stuck around, too. Until 2008, liquor sales were banned on Sunday, except for 3.2 beer — a law that had benefited grocery stores. When that law was repealed, advocates correctly predicted that grocery stores would react by pushing for full-strength sales.[cq comment=”cq”] [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] [cq comment=””The big-box outlets will destroy the mom-and-pop operations,” one lobbyist was quoted as saying in a Rocky Mountain News article.”][cq comment=”cq”] The debate played out over a decade, and grocery lobbyists ultimately forced the legislature into action with threats of a popular referendum, experts said.[cq comment=”cq”] “Supermarkets were going to go to the ballot if they didn’t see some movement,” Bommer said. And now there’s movement indeed — trucks stocked with beer, ready to refill barren shelves.[cq comment=”cq”]
16 Dec 18
officialericcrooks

  Funniest Puppet Shows in Television and Film Today I’m going to be talking about in my opinion the best and funniest puppet shows in television and film , mostly referring to adult puppetry. And for the most part I’m referring to the “ Television / Film standard “ puppetry which most are already familiar […]

16 Dec 18
The Stewart Avenue Kid

This is Part 2 of “Stewart Avenue Crime Part 1” so you might want to check that out before proceeding but, hey, do whatever you want ! I got a chuckle from this article wherein APD Chief Ericka Shields offered her opinion on the “dark days” of Stewart Avenue. “We had people from all over […]

16 Dec 18
Breweriana, Beer

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15 Dec 18
Athene

Vintage Budweiser Coleman Stainless Steel Cooler Ice Chest Box 23x15x16 – Buy – Vintage Budweiser Coleman Stainless Steel Cooler Ice Chest Box 23x15x16

15 Dec 18
Breweriana, Beer

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15 Dec 18
Wishes4u

They arrive at the club and the doorman says, "Hey, Dave! How ya doin'?" His wife is puzzled and asks if hes been to this club before. "Oh no," says Dave. "Hes on my bowling team." When they are seated, a waitress asks Dave if hed like his usual and brings over a Budweiser. His […]

15 Dec 18
The Thrifty Travelista

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” quipped Samuel Johnson all the way back in 1777. No truer statement has ever been made of old London town because it is hands down my favorite city on Earth. There’s so much to see and do you could fill a week with […]

15 Dec 18
jsgblog

 Today I visited West Haven Connecticut’s local seafood legend Jimmies of Savin Rock. The restaurant has a rich history being open nearly 100 years, established in 1925, and spanning over five family generations. Jimmies to the locals of New Haven county is known best for their one of a kind fried seafood platters, along with […]

15 Dec 18
Global News

In the game against Niagara, the Knights hung tight despite being down five regulars and took advantage of opportunities when they came.

15 Dec 18
The London Free Press

The Knights sent three star players to the Canadian world junior selection camp.