Thursday, May 17, 2012

Beer Woes

Today I am lamenting the beer laws in Oklahoma. We've talked about this before, but the subject never gets old.

From Wikipedia: Any beverage containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight or 4% alcohol by volume, that is, most liquors, wines, and typical beer, may only be sold in licensed liquor stores at room temperature. Due to this refrigeration ban, many smaller breweries such as the Spoetzl brewery and New Belgium will limit or not sell their products in Oklahoma, despite passing through the state to deliver to neighboring states.

So yeah, there are some things we just don't get here. Like Michelob Ultra Amber. Since Michelob just doesn't care to make it in 3.2 just for Oklahoma and Kansas, we have to stock up when we are out of state.

My cart at a Walmart in Texas recently. Nope, not having a party, just stocking up on things we can't buy back home.

So I'm a little worried that I won't be able to find the new Michelob Ultra Light Cider here....... it looks delightful and perfect for summer. I can picture myself on the patio drinking it over ice. So if you are local and see it, will you send out a smoke signal to me? Or possibly pick some up for me? I REALLY want to try it!


Erin said...

Wow...that stinks! And that's coming from someone in CT, where we JUST passed a law allowing the sale of booze on Sunday's. No, really. We've NEVER been able to buy booze (other than in restaurants) on Sunday, up until now.
I've been eyeing that cider too...hope you can find it. I also want to try the lime a rita beer from Bud. In the meantime, I'll thank you once again for introducing Summer Shandy to your blog readers last fridge is stocked!

Sasha said...

Erin, no liquor purchases for us on Sunday either. Anything over 3.2% is only sold room temp in liquor stores, which close at 9 pm and aren't open on Sundays, holidays, or voting days. I need to move to TX!