I almost made the novice mistake of picking up beer at a Colorado grocery store- just 3.2%! You have to go to a liquor store for spirits or full alcohol beer. We're somewhat spoiled in Missouri with full alcohol privileges. You can walk in a grocery store at 8 am on a Sunday and buy whatever you want- vodka, beer, wine, whatever.
A timely subject matter. Today marks the 1/2 way point to Mardi Gras 2013. I better start stocking up. And I kind of do. If I overbuy wine or beer or booze, I say, "well, we can drink the extra at Mardi Gras."
Any trip to a liquor store requires the parties sing this song by an old friend Steve Ewing and his band the Urge. Now go inside and get my pickle.