Oklahoma Sees Beer Shortage
as New Alcohol Laws Draw Near
Cities across the state of Oklahoma are seeing a shortage of beer as convenience and grocery
stores switch to a stronger brew in October. The reason: retailers are attempting to sell as
much beer as possible because distributors simply won’t buy back the brew they’ve already
sold. In turn, many stores have offered the malt beverages at discounted rates, causing them
to fly off the shelves. Retailers with large supplies have until October 1st to sell their entire
stock of the weaker 3.2% beer, as no one will purchase the old recipe once the stronger brew
hits the shelves.
The new law, which passed in November of 2016 and goes in effect on October 1st, allows
stores licensed by the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission to sell
beer that is stronger than the traditional 3.2% by volume. This is great news to beer drinkers,
but unfortunately, this is the same law that will cause some shoppers to go without their
carbonated malt beverage until the beginning of October due to the short supply. Some of
Oklahoma’s liquor laws date back to the Prohibition Era, with one limiting beer sales in grocery
stores to products with an alcohol content of 3.2% or less. The LDF Sales and Distributing
warehouse has 500,000 cases of stronger beer waiting to be shipped as nearby stores deal
with short supplies and angry customers, however, come October 1st, be aware that your beer
will now be stronger.
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