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Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Colorado capitol Monday ahead of change in beer law

Posted at 3:56 PM, Dec 29, 2018

DENVER – The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will visit the Colorado State Capitol on New Year’s Eve to help usher in the end of the state’s prohibition-era beer laws.

Colorado lawmakers passed Senate Bill 197 in 2016, bringing an end to “near beer.” Beginning January 1, 2019, grocery and convenience stores in Colorado will be able to sell full-strength beer. Right now, most of these stores are only allowed to sell beer that is 3.2 percent alcohol by weight, or 4 percent alcohol by volume.

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

According to reporting partner 9News in Denver, Colorado Senate Minority leader Chris Holbert, State Rep. Daneya Esgar, and Anheuser-Busch Regional V.P. Greg Sollazzon are expected to attend the event.