Budweiser Clydesdales visit Oklahoma Capitol as state modernizes beer laws
2:36 PM, Oct 1, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Budweiser Clydesdales visited the Oklahoma Capitol on Monday as it marked the first day of beer modernization laws taking effect in the state.
The Budweiser Clydesdales took part in a "symbolic delivery of modern beer laws," reminiscent of the delivery of beer in 1933 to President Franklin Roosevelt to celebrate the repeal of prohibition.
“As of today, Oklahomans have more than 125 Anheuser-Busch full-strength beer brands available at their favorite grocery, convenience or liquor store,” said Jason Hall, senior director of Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma. “Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma has been in Oklahoma for more than 30 years, and we have more than 700 team members across the state serving our communities and neighbors. This is the first time since statehood that Oklahoma has allowed cold, full-strength beer sales, and we’re excited to help pull back those Prohibition-era beer laws.”
The constitutional amendment known as State Question 792 allows liquor stores to sell cold beer and grocery and convenience stores to sell strong beer and wine. State lodges also can sell alcohol.
Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved the overhaul in 2016. The Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission was working to process applications for licenses to sell alcohol in time to meet the deadline.