New push for cold beer options

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There was a new push Tuesday to give Hoosiers more options for buying cold beer.

Right now, Indiana law only allows pharmacies, convenience stores and grocery stores to sell beer at room temperature. But the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) - a group representing those retailers - just announced its plans to fight for change. They filed a federal appeal to a decision last month not to overturn the law they claim is outdated and unconstitutional.

"Responsible retailers and consumers have lived long enough under Indiana's antiquated law," said Scott Imus, IPCA Executive Director. "Hoosiers are tired of paying the surcharges liquor stores apply to cold beer. They are sick of having limited choices on where they can buy their cold beer."

IPCA also filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the regulations. They said liquor stores have a monopoly that not only limits consumer choice, but also hurts the growth of Indiana's economy.