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Glacier Bag - Sneaky Way To Get Around Indiana's Beer Laws

,,The Chill Indiana Glacier Bag highlights the state's contradictory blue laws"

Plenty of place have puritanical laws governing where, when, and how you can buy alcohol. New Yorkers can buy beer in the grocery store, but not a bottle of wine. Utah won’t let you buy anything above 4.0% alcohol by volume outside of as state-controlled store. And perhaps strangest of all, Indiana gas stations and convenience stores can only sell beer at room temperature.

Thanks to an ingenious new product, however, the Hoosier state’s gas stations may have found a workaround for those who want to crack open an actual cold one. Meet the Glacier Bag , a reusable cooler bag with a suggested retail price of $6.99 that promises to turn your beer from warm to cold in about fifteen minutes. Customers who bring theirs to participating gas station can fill their Glacier Bag up with ice for free, avoiding bulky styrofoam containers and liquor store prices in the process.

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Indiana Retailers Embrace the Cold-Beer Alternative

INDIANAPOLIS -- Forget loopholes, the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) is recommending its members market an alternative to selling cold beer—at least until they can do so legally.

Chill Indiana, a coalition of small businessmen and women in Indiana supported by the IPCA, is bringing the Glacier Bag to Indiana retailers.

The reusable bags are "a revolutionary take on traditional coolers because they allow customers access to readily available ice,” said Scot Imus, executive director of the IPCA, Indianapolis. “If customers want to buy cold beverages, such as water or soda, the bags will keep that beverage cold. Conversely, if the customer buys a product that stores are forced to sell warm, such as beer, the product will be cold by the time that customer reaches their destination.”

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(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana convenience stores are not legally allowed to sell cold beer, but they continue to try and find clever ways to circumvent the law.

Earlier this year, the state legislature legalized Sunday alcohol sales, but cold beer sales by grocery and convenience stores remains illegal. All retailers except liquor stores must sell beer at room temperature.

The Indianapolis Star reports that some retailers are now selling the Chill Indiana Glacier Bags. Customers can purchase the bags for the suggested retail price of $6.99 each, place their warm beer in the bag, then fill it with ice. Customers are encouraged to reuse the bag on subsequent trips to convenience or grocery stores and because customers can't ice their beer until after the point of sale, state law does not prohibit the activity.

The Chill Indiana Glacier Bags is the latest attempt by the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association to combat liquor stores' exclusive right to sell cold carry-out beer.

Glacier Bag works around the cold beer prohibition

Convenience stores work around cold beer prohibition as stations will be selling reusable Glacier Bags that will make beer cold "by the time that customer reaches their destination."

For years, gas stations have been pushing for lawmakers to update Indiana's code, allowing them to sell cold beer with their alcohol licenses. And for years, they have been thwarted by liquor stores unwilling to share their cold beer profits.

"Want cold beer? Then say, 'Goodbye' to Styrofoam coolers and bulky bags of ice, and thankfully goodbye to overpriced scary liquor stores," an advertisement for the new bag says. Take a look at the actual video below!

The Glacier Bag is bringing back cold beer to Indiana!

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Some convenience stores in Indiana may be working on a loophole to get you cold beer. While you can now buy beer on Sundays in Indiana, grocery stores and gas stations still can't sell cold beer.

The Glacier Bag is out to change that. After putting your warm beer in the reusable bag, you fill it with ice from the fountain machine. It promises to cool your beer in just 15 minutes and keep cooling the beer for hours. Check out the video below to see the Glacier Bag on live tv!


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