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Overview of Colorado Liquor Licensing Law - 2017

Subject
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Published
09/06/2017

Colorado's liquor laws were first codified in 1935.  The Colorado Beer Code regulates fermented malt beverages (commonly known as 3.2 beer), which were categorized as a "non‑intoxicating liquor" during the wait for states to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[1]  The Colorado Liquor Code regulates full-strength beer, wine, and spirits.[2]

 

[1]Section 12-46-101, et seq., C.R.S.

[2]Section 12-47-101, et seq., C.R.S.