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Old 07-21-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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I prefer to buy my beer from BevMo, or way back in the day Liquor Barn, because you can buy assorted singles and not just have to buy a minimum 6-pk of a type of beer.

I wish more places would do that, sell singles for around $1.50 each. I like variety.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Draconian blue laws are so strange to me, having mostly lived in states with no real restrictions. I currently live in Missouri, which has some of the most lax liquor laws in the nation.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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I prefer to buy my beer from BevMo, or way back in the day Liquor Barn, because you can buy assorted singles and not just have to buy a minimum 6-pk of a type of beer.

I wish more places would do that, sell singles for around $1.50 each. I like variety.
Just bought a mixed six today...a nice selection of different brewers' shandies.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:58 PM
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Location: Albuquerque
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We call liquor stores 'Package' stores in NM as well. It has nothing to do with attitudes toward alcohol, though, The Everclear is sold right next to the baby food.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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LOL,

I grew up in a dry county (beer and wine coolers and nothing on Sun) where you couldn't buy after 12 a.m.

I now live in IL where you can buy alcohol in grocery stores and even Walmart. And I believe you can do so after 12 a.m. though I've never attempted to do so.

It is a wonderful thing.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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We call liquor stores 'Package' stores in NM as well. It has nothing to do with attitudes toward alcohol, though, The Everclear is sold right next to the baby food.
And as I recall, unless the law has changed since I was last in New Mexico, y'all have liquor stores with drive-in windows. First time I saw a guy in a pickup truck buy a pint without getting out of his vehicle (north of Santa Fe) I couldn't believe it.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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You can buy beer at gas stations in IL, where I grew up. As a young adult working summers in between college years, I worked at a then-Amoco, now-BP station with a c-store that also had an ice cream shop, with a drive-up. People used to come through the drive-up to get ice cream, and have us ring up and pass out a case of Busch Light, while we were at it.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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The ability to buy alcohol from grocery stores is awesome
If only ...

Grrrrr.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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People used to come through the drive-up to get ice cream, and have us ring up and pass out a case of Busch Light, while we were at it.
Louisiana has drive-in "Daiquiri Stores," where you drive up to the window, and order what are basically alcoholic slurpees. They make them in all kinds of flavors, like "margarita" and "pina colada," and you can get them in a styrofoam cup of any size... 12 oz., 16 oz., 24 oz., even a gallon tub!

Under some strange but longstanding interpretation of Louisiana's "open carry" law, it's all legal as long as they put a piece of tape over the hole in the lid for the straw, and hand you the straw separately.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:25 AM
 
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Maryland allows alcohol purchases - there are no dry states - only dry counties.

You moved to a dry county in Maryland.
Actually, there are no dry counties in MD. The sale of alcohol at grocery and convenience stores is regulated by individual voting districts within the counties.

Just my luck that I would move to two different areas where this isn't allowed. Many of the laws here are just too bizarre to me.
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