Stores can now sell beer and wine along with hard alcohol

Booze

 

SALEM, Ore. — Any state liquor outlet can now sell beer and wine along with hard alcohol if the location is qualified with the necessary licenses.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is trying to loosen state liquor sales because of changing consumer tastes and a move towards privatization.

The agency gave approval for four liquor outlets around the state to start selling beer and wine as a pilot project last year, and so far it’s working, as revenues at those four stores rose an average of 12 percent, compared with 7.8 percent statewide.