The issue of reforming Oklahoma’s liquor laws is back in the news this week. The last time we heard about the issue was earlier this year, during the last legislative session. At that time, political leaders essentially decided the issue was to too hard to figure out, so hey, let’s just form a committee.
Well, that committee was formed and has now started meeting. And once again, everyone says the issue is too hard to figure out.
Look, I’m definitely not for mom-and-pop liquor stores going out of business. And I’m not for less selection. And I’m not for paying unfair prices for craft beer. I’m not for brewers not being able to reach customers. I’m not for drinking and driving. I’m not for minors buying alcohol. I’m not for the state of Oklahoma erupting into a massive fireball because a liquor store opened on a Sunday.
What am I for? Buying good, cold craft beer any day of the week.
For as complex as Oklahoma’s system is, and for however many cooks are in the kitchen, so to speak, beer fans really aren’t asking for much.
Let us buy good, cold craft beer any day of the week.
Now, everyone has a dog in this fight — wholesalers, distributors, liquor store owners, convenience store owners, grocers, brewers — I get it. And every one of those parties is represented on this government task force.
Here’s a message from the only group not represented on the task force, the consumer: Put your heads together and find a way to give me better access to good, cold craft beer.
This may be a complicated mess, but all beer fans are asking for is a simple solution.