Oklahoma Beer Vote
On Election Day, 66 percent of Oklahoma voters elected to allow grocery stores to carry full-strength wine and beer. The change isn't scheduled to take place until October 2018, giving retailers and brewers plenty of time to clear out stock of the 3.2 percent alcohol-by-weight beer they were required to sell under state law.
Most mass-market beers have approximately 5 percent alcohol, with light beers containing about 4.5 percent and craft beer styles topping 7 percent.
Johnnie Walker Unveils New Mixology Program
The goal is to expand the burgeoning field of Scotch cocktails. An extension of Johnnie Walker’s new Keep Walking America campaign, the Flavors of America program targets bartenders and the trade, with a focus on expanding the breadth of flavors used in blended Scotch cocktails.
The initiative features a diverse array of about 50 drinks created by 11 mixologists around the country, ten of whom are dedicated to local markets.