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Liquor Advisory Group

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Dear Liquor Stakeholders, 

The liquor marketplace in Colorado is a dynamic and complex industry that has faced many challenges in recent years. As such, Gov. Jared Polis has issued a letter to the State Licensing Authority requesting that a special report be prepared to generate recommendations regarding statutory alignment opportunities in the Liquor, Beer, and Special Event Codes. These recommendations should focus on modernization, clarification, and harmonization of the law in order to enhance statutory clarity, marketplace and consumer protections, and public safety initiatives. 

The State Licensing Authority, Mark Ferrandino, will convene a liquor advisory group to discuss these recommendations and opportunities. Membership in the advisory group is detailed in the Governor’s letter, which may be found here.

Sign up to receive industry stakeholder announcements and emails from the Liquor Enforcement Division by clicking here.  

We look forward to your collaborative partnership and thoughtful engagement as we all work together to ensure a thriving, diverse, and safe alcohol beverage marketplace for our Colorado communities and businesses. 

 

Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division

Liquor Advisory Group Meetings

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 Meeting #4

Thursday, March 2, 2023
9:00 - Noon
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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

 Meeting #5

Thursday, April 6, 2023
9:00 - Noon

In Person: Liquor Enforcement Division, 1707 Cole Boulevard, Suite 300 Red Rocks Conference Room Lakewood, CO

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

 Subgroup Proposed Topics for Voting by the LAG

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 Meeting #7

Thursday, June 1, 2023
9:00 - Noon

In Person: Liquor Enforcement Division, 1707 Cole Boulevard, Suite 300 Red Rocks Conference Room Lakewood, CO

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Subgroup Proposed Topics for Voting by the LAG

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 Meeting #10

Thursday, September 14, 2023
9:00 - Noon

In Person: Liquor Enforcement Division, 1707 Cole Boulevard, Suite 300 Red Rocks Conference Room Lakewood, CO

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Subgroup Proposed Topics for Voting by the LAG

Tiffany O'Connell Public Comment re: Proposal 20(a)

Peter Hoglund Public Comment re: Corkage Fees

Bobby Stuckey Public Comment re: Corkage Fees (Proposal 25)

Jared Blauweiss Public Comment re: Corkage Fees (Proposal 25)

Dale Elliott Public Comment re: Corkage Fees (Proposal 25)

 Neal Elinoff Public Comment re: Corkage Fee (Proposal 25)

Nancy Cronk Public Comment re: Corkage Fee (Proposal 25)

Greg Fulton Public Comment re: Third-Party Transport

Carol Cochran Public Comment re: DTC Shipping of Craft Beer (Proposal 33)

Ryan Thompson Public Comment re: DTC Shipping for Distilleries (Proposal 33)

Steven Harrison Public Comment re: Market Information for Direct Sales

Tyler Rudd Public Comment re: Illegal Shipments of Alcohol (Proposals 34 and 35)

Christopher D. Howes (CRC) Public Comment re: Repeal of Liquor-licensed Drugstores (LLDs) License Type (Proposal 31)

Barry Young Public Comment re: DTC Shipping (Proposal 33)

Craig Engelhorn Public Comment re: DTC Shipping of Distilled Spirits (Proposal 33)

Grier Bailey Public Comment re: Third Party Transport and Delivery (Proposals 29 and 31)

Jason Hevelone Public Comment re: DTC Shipping of Distilled Spirits (Proposal 33)

Lee Wood Public Comment re: DTC Shipping of Distilled Spirited (Proposal 33)

 Meeting #11

Monday, October 30, 2023
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In Person: 1881 Pierce Street, Room 110, Lakewood, CO 80214. Please enter through Entrance B through the northwest door.

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Governor's Letter to the LAG

Draft Liquor Advisory Group Report

Appendix 1: July 2022 Letter from Governor Polis

Appendix 2: Liquor Advisory Group Members

Appendix 3: Liquor Advisory Group Charter

Appendix 4: Liquor Advisory Group Recordings and Meeting Minutes Links

Appendix 5: Subgroup Recordings and Meeting Minutes Links

Appendix 6: Voting Tabulations for Each Recommendation

Appendix 7: Public Comments

Proposal #31: Repeal of Liquor-licensed Drugstore (LLDs) License Type

Proposal #31: Jim Shpall Public Comment re: Repeal of License Type

Greg Fulton (CMCA) Public Comment re: Recommendations in Report Related to Common Carriers

Scott Blauweiss Public Comment re: Proposals 27, 33, 34, and 35

Ainsley Giglierano Public Comment re: Proposal 31

Dennis Blum Public Comment re: Proposal 25

Grier Bailey Public Comment re: Proposal 29 and Proposal 31

   Greg Fulton Public Comment re: Feedback on LAG Report

Brandi Pollock Public Comment re: Feedback on LAG Report

Jacob Weien Public Comment re Response to Proposal 33

Karen Raines Public Comment re LAG Report

Micki Hackenberger Public Comment re LAG Report

Micki Hackenberger WSWC Comments on Final Report of the LAG

Nick Hoover CRA Comments on Liquor Advisory Group

CRA Comments on LAG Recommendations

Tom Perrick Oppose Proposal #31 Repeal of Drug Store Liquor License Type

Tom Perrick CO Oppose Proposal #31 Repeal of Drug Store Liquor License 11/02/2023

 

Subgroup Meetings

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Regulation of Retail Operations

Thank you for participating in this subgroup. There are no additional meetings scheduled at this time.
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Meeting #1

Thursday, February 16, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting #2

Thursday, March 16, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting #3

Thursday, April 20, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Meeting Minutes

HB21-1027 Signed

 

Meeting #4

Thursday, May 18, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Dennis Blum Email Re: Corkage Fee Consideration

 

Meeting #5

Thursday, June 15, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Meeting Minutes

Dale Elliott Email Re: Corkage Fee Consideration

Steve Findley Email Re: Age of Employee Suggestion

Steve Findley Suggestion Re: Age of Employee

Dana Faulk Query On-Premises Alcohol Delivery and Takeout Proposal

Jeff Skinner Public Comment Re: On-Premises Alcohol Delivery and Takeout Proposal

Jackie Seybold Email Re: Public Comment for Consideration

Jackie Seybold Public Comment for Consideration

Paul Fennell Public Comment Re: On-Premises Alcohol Delivery and Takeout

John Imbergamo Public Comment Re: On-Premises Alcohol Delivery and Takeout

Josh Beard Public Comment Re: On-Premises Alcohol Delivery and Takeout

 

Meeting #6

Thursday, July 20, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Jackie Seybold Public Comment Re: Grocery Store Priority

Eric Tegl Letter re: Grocery Coupons

Sam Nizam Public Comment Re: Manufacturers Coupons

Sam Nizam Email Attachment: Heineken Promotions

Dave Locke Public Comment re: Grocery Store Liquor Purchases

Eric Tegl Public Comment re: Grocery Coupons for Alcohol (follow up)

Eric Tegl Email Attachment: Josh Cellars Cabernet Display

Eric Tegl Email Attachment: Hoor or Crook Field Blend Display

Eric Tegl Email Attachment: Windemere Pinot Noir Display

Eric Tegl Email Attachment: King's Ad 7/12-7/18

Sam Nizam Public Comment re: Anticompetitive Practices

 

Meeting #7

Thursday, August 17, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Jim Shpall Purchase of Inventory Proposal

Mike Laszlo Updated Proposal re: Allowing Purchase of Vintage Wine and Spirits

Micki Hackenberger Public Comment re: Vintage Wine Proposal

Dustin Chiappetta Public Comment re: Vintage Wine Proposal

Bill Cooper Public Comment re: Vintage Wine Proposal

Dustin Chiappetta Public Comment re: Prohibition of On/Off Premises Licensing

 

 

Marketplace Structure

Thank you for participating in this subgroup. There are no additional meetings scheduled at this time.
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Meeting #1

Thursday, February 16, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Agenda

Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting #2

Thursday, March 16, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am

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Meeting Minutes

Kentucky House Bill 415 (2020)

Kentucky House Bill 415 (2021)

Karen Hertz Email

Brewers Association DTC Shipping Myths

Joe Durso Email

Wholesalers of CO DTC Shipping Wine & Spirits

DTC Issues for Considerations

U.S. Mothers Concerned That
Direct-to-Consumer Spirits Shipping Is Dangerous

CDBA Public Comment

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Colorado Public Comment 3/16/23

Responsible Alcohol Delivery

2022 DTC Intro States Map

2023 Carrier Reporting Enforcement

DTC Link to Underage Access

DTC Myth vs Fact

Myth vs Fact Wine Shipping

DISCUS Public Comments for LAG on Direct-to-Consumer Shipping 03.27.23

CO DTC Arguments v Actualities

ACSA DISCUS ADI DtC Principles 2023

Support for DTC Letter 3.27

DTC Maps

Micki Hackenberger Email - Wine and Spirit Wholesalers

Steve Findley Email - Colorado Beer Distributors

 2023 CAP Survey Results Memo

State-by-State Guide for Shipping Spirits DTC

Stephen Gould - Golden Moon Distillery - DTC Email 4.05.23

Letter from Stephen Gould (with attachments) 4.05.23

 

Meeting #3

Thursday, April 20, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am

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Agenda

Meeting Minutes

2023-Direct-to-Consumer-Beer-Shipping-Report

Proposed Brewery Shipper Permit Language

Liquor Manufacturer Rights

Franchise Law - CRS 44-3-408 Termination of Wholesalers

 

Meeting #4

Thursday, May 18, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Jim Shpall Proposal: Off-Premises Tastings

 

Meeting #5

Thursday, June 15, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am

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Meeting Minutes

CRA Letter to LAG on Multiple Sales Rooms Proposal - Nick Hoover

Jim Shpall Tasting Proposal May 25, 2023>

Stephen Gould Email Re: Colorado Manufacturer Sales Room Sales Proposal

Stephen Gould Colorado Manufacturer Sales Room Sales Proposal

 

Meeting #6

Thursday, July 20, 2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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AGENDA

 Meeting Minutes

Mike Laszlo Proposal Re: Changes to Colorado Liquor Code and Liquor Rules

Wendy Turk Public Comment re: Credit Terms

 
Meeting #7

Thursday, August 17, 2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Jim Shpall Public Comment re: Illegal Shipments of Alcohol Beverages

Shawnee Adelson Proposal re: DTC Shipping for Beer

 

 

Licensing

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Meeting #1

Thursday, February 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting #2

Thursday, March 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Advisory Group Meeting

Andrew Klosterman - Peak Beverage -Feedback on Licensing Subgroup License Groups

 

Meeting #3

Thursday, April 27, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Meeting #4

Thursday, May 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Juliann Adams Email Re: Proposal for Licensing Subgroup

Juliann Adams Proposal for Licensing Subgroup

Andrew Quarm Email Re: Streamlined Process For In-Store Tasting Permit Application

LAG Licensing Subgroup Public Comment Form Submissions 5.22.23

Proposal for Consolidation of Lodging & Entertainment License Type

 

Meeting #5

Thursday, June 22, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Meeting #6

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Proposal 11: Filing Process for Application and/or Renewals of Retail Liquor Licenses

Don Strasburg Event License Proposals

Kristen Teague Public Comment re: Proposals Put forward by the Licensing Subgroup

Dawn Quintana City of Longmont Licensing Subgroup Public Comment for Meeting

Bill Cooper Public Comment re: License Duration and Online Renewal (out-of-state perspective)

Jim Shpall Public Comment re: Licensing for Store Licenses Purchased for Liquor Licensed Drug Stores

Jim Shpall Public Comment re: Repeal of License Type

 
Meeting #7

Thursday, August 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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AGENDA

Meeting Minutes

Rich Anders Email re: Liquor Licensed Drug Stores Public Comment

Dawn Quintana (City of Longmont) Public Comment re: Proposals 20 and 21"

Andryn Arithson Email re: 44-3-419 Arts License Proposal

Andryn Arithson 44-3-419 Arts License Proposal

Trevor Vaughn Proposal re: Hearings and Fees

Don Strasburg and Andy Klosterman Catering License Proposal

Chloe White Public Comment re: Licensing Proposals 20(a) and 20(b)

Chloe White Public Comment re: Retail Establishment Permit Timeline and LLA Fees

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