Vermont Gets Strong

Brewers are cheering passage of bill that will allow stronger beer to be sold in stores across Vermont.

Beer with an alcohol contest of more than 8 percent are now only available in liquor stores. The bill, which was passed by the Vermont House last year and the Senate this week, would allow the beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores statewide.

Gov. Jim Douglas is expected to sign the legislation loosening the distribution restrictions soon.