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Stores revamp ahead of cold beer sales

Posted: 6:29 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 19:29:26-04

October 1 is the first day Oklahomans will be able to buy ice-cold beer, which has customers and store owners counting down the days.

Store owners are preparing in different days, but stores like Aspen Liquor in Broken Arrow are pulling out all the stops. They've taken their beer section, previously a section of the store with shelves lined with cases of beer, and transformed it into a refrigerated "Beer Cave".

"If you want to compete, you need to bring in coolers and have cold beer," said store manager Katie Kramer.

Kramer says in the past week she's seen "probably 200 more" customers per day than previous weeks. That's in part due to the store being allowed to sell domestic beer like Budweiser products.

"We go through it so fast," said Danielle Gleghorn. "We're getting deliveries every day. She ordered 40 cases of 30 packs of Bud Light, we're down to six today. She got them yesterday."

The new law also means three-two beers will be fizzled out by their high-point alternates.nKramer says the low-alcohol content beer you used to be able to buy at gas stations is being replaced by higher-content beer.