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Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Colorado State Capitol on Monday

A change in state law means grocery stores and convenience stores will have the right to sell full-strength beer along with the lighter, 3.2 versions starting Jan. 1, 2019.
The Budweiser Clydesdales

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will pay a visit to the Colorado State Capitol on Monday to help usher in the end of the state’s Prohibition-era beer laws.  

State lawmakers passed Senate Bill 197 in 2016, meaning full-strength beer will hit grocery and convenience stores in the state starting Jan. 1, 2019. Right now, most of those stores are only allowed to sell beer that is 3.2 percent alcohol by weight or 4 percent alcohol by volume. 

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To celebrate the repeal, eight horses will be hitched to a red beer wagon near the west steps of the Capitol starting at 2 p.m.

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, State Representative Daneya Esgar and Anheuser-Busch Regional Vice President Greg Sollazzo are expected to attend the event.

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