04/13/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Grocery Store Beer Sales Bill Moves out Of Committee For First Time Ever

Colorado beer drinkers came closer than ever Wednesday to being able to buy a six-pack of full-strength beer at the same convenience stores where they purchase gas, cigarettes and snacks.

Legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee could affect hundreds of thousands of thirsty Coloradans statewide in terms of easier access to higher-alcohol suds on one hand and possibly less variety of brew on the other, witnesses testified.

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