Liquor stores, brewers join forces to keep alcohol sales out of grocery stores

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DENVER -- Liquor store owners and breweries are joining forces to fight an expected ballot proposal that would allow supermarkets in the state to sell alcohol.

The store owners and breweries are calling their campaign "Keep Colorado Local" as a way to keep alcohol sales out of big-store supermarkets.

The groups expect a ballot proposal next year that would change current state law that only allows businesses to have one liquor license, preventing chain stores from selling alcohol.

Small and independently owned liquor stores have fought many efforts over the years to get the law changed. Craft brewers like the law because they say it has allowed them to grow over the years.