On Friday, a number of groups representing the liquor industry, local governments, and public-safety organizations overwhelmingly rejected a controversial proposal to have the Colorado Legislature limit the amount and strength of beer that grocers and convenience stores can begin selling in 2019. Instead, the panel recommended that the Legislature allow all current licenses for selling low-strength beer to convert seamlessly into licenses for full-strength beer at that time. It is now up to the Legislature to decide how, if at all, to implement the changes the group has backed.
TGI Fridays will begin testing alcohol delivery in Texas starting in November. Lash, a third-party delivery service, will deliver beer, wine, and other liquor as well as food purchased from the restaurant. If the test is successful in the Dallas Fort Worth and Houston area, TGI Fridays said that it intends to rollout alcohol delivery nationwide in 2018.
Bacardi has donated $3 million to disaster relief and recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The company has designated $2 million in cash and other assistance to Puerto Rico, and the remaining $1 million to local relief agencies supporting communities impacted in Florida, other islands in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico.