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Continue Alcohol Beverage Takeout And Delivery

Concerning the authorization for certain alcohol license holders to offer alcohol beverages for consumption off the licensed premises, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

Colorado law authorizes certain license holders, who normally offer alcohol beverages for consumption on the licensed premises, to offer takeout and delivery of alcohol beverages. This authorization repeals on July 1, 2021. The bill removes the repeal to continue the authorization indefinitely until July 1, 2026; except that manufacturers who have a sales room may continue to deliver alcohol beverages only until January 2, 2022.Current law limits the amount of alcohol beverages that may be sold for delivery or takeout. The bill changes these amounts:

  • From 750 milliliters to 1,500 milliliters of vinous liquors;
  • From 72 fluid ounces to 144 fluid ounces of malt liquors, fermented malt beverages, and hard cider; and
  • From 750 milliliters to one liter of spirituous liquors.

The bill also creates a communal outdoor dining area program. The program allows multiple licensees to attach to the area and serve alcohol beverages to the diners in the area. A licensee may attach to the area only if the licencee's premises are within 1,000 feet of the area. The area and attachment must be approved by both the local and state licensing agencies, who may charge a fee for the approval. The following licensees may attach to a an area:

  • Tavern;
  • Hotel and restaurant;
  • Brew pub;
  • Distillery pub;
  • Vintner's restaurant;
  • Beer and wine licensee;
  • Manufacturer that operates a sales room;
  • Beer wholesaler that operates a sales room;
  • Limited winery;
  • Lodging and entertainment facility;
  • Optional premises; or
  • Fermented malt beverage retailer licensed for consumption on the premises.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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