Budweiser products absent in Oklahoma liquor stores

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Reported by: Farron Salley
Updated: 11/02/2013 10:39 pm Published: 11/02/2013 9:18 pm

Alcohol shoppers who want to buy Budweiser at a local liquor store will have to  wait until mid-November.

Anheuser-Busch announced it would begin  distributing Budweiser and other products in Oklahoma liquor stores on November  1. The line of products are only currently sold in convenience and grocery  stores.

"Convenience stores and stuff like that carry most of them  because they can only sell 3.2 and the liquor stores can only sell strong beer,"  said Kevin Church, owner of Glenpool Liquor.

Liquor stores sell a  stronger variation of the beer, meaning the product has an alcohol content  volume higher than 3.2 percent.

Shoppers like Clifton Keathley are ready  for the beer to be in stock.

"I'd rather not have so much water in my beer," Keathley said. "It's football season, that's all. It just goes hand in  hand."

Church already started advertising that Budweiser products would  be sold at his store. He said that lots of people have come in to buy the  drinks but he's had to suggest something else for them to get. Church  suspects state labeling requirements are the hold up. 

"Every  beer that comes into the state has to have Oklahoma plus on the label or strong  beer or actually say the alcohol content of the beer," he said. "It's been  pushed back to the eleventh."

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roadster05r - 11/3/2013 9:27 AM
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I'd much rather have a nice Belgian Ale brewed by monks.

karlschneider - 11/3/2013 8:53 AM
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Why anybody would drink that Anheuser Busch swill is beyond me...
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