Wine and beer: 792 changes? Not really, but a lot is different

Friday, September 28, 2018

by Nate Fisher


As a result of the passage of SQ792 (which then triggered companion bill SB 383) in November 2016, voters approved just a few changes in our retail beer, wine and liquor scene. The legislature then enacted a number of measures to provide a regulatory framework to accommodate the "high points," if you will, of 792. Here's a quick rundown of some of the changes you'll see on Oct. 1.

  • The biggest change: wine and chilled, "full-strength" beer can be sold in grocery and convenience/drug stores (though there are still some limits on alcohol content that would affect some particularly strong beers, those above 15 percent).
  • Grocery and convenience/drug stores can sell beer and wine from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. any day of the week.
  • Liquor stores can now be open until midnight if they choose - no more hurried trips at 8:50 p.m.!

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