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- Published: Friday, 25 May 2018 20:04
(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.
- Published: Friday, 25 May 2018 19:40
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!
- Published: Friday, 25 May 2018 16:14
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!
- Published: Thursday, 24 May 2018 16:20
Convenience stores throughout Indiana will begin to market a better way for customers to buy beverages with the use of the Glacier Bags.
Take a look at the video below to fully understand how the Glacier Bags will solve the warm beer problem!
Click here to read the full press release issued by the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association and their Executive Director Scot Imus.