Molson beers of Canada and Adolph Coors have announced their merger. For those of you who are beer drinkers, this could mean one of two possibilities. Anyone who loves Molson beer brands may want to be prepared. As you may or may not know, Coors does not sell its 5% beer in liquor stores across Oklahoma because they cannot franchise their products among Oklahoma wholesalers. Since this is the case, Coors may cease all Molson brands in Oklahoma. Since Molson does not concentrate on making low-point beer, Molson beer may disappear from the Oklahoma market altogether.

The other possibility is that Coors may resume selling its 5% beer in Oklahoma liquor stores after a 27-year embargo on Oklahoma consumers.

Which leads me to a rumor going around. The talk is that Miller will resume selling its 5% beer brands in liquor stores. It is just a rumor, but for those of you who enjoy MGD, or other Miller beer brands, we may see the strong beer back in Oklahoma after its 27-year embargo in Oklahoma as well.

It was in 1977 that Coors realized they cannot franchise among wholesale distributors in Oklahoma. Frustrated over the judges opinion, Coors withdrew their "six point beer" as it is nicknamed, from Oklahoma that year. Its two main competitors, Miller and Aneuser-Busch, followed, leaving behind the notorious 3.2 beer that so many of us have been forced to drink.

Reminder, Kansas, Colorado and Minnesota all require grocery stores and gas stations to sell 3.2 beer as well, but liquor stores in those states sell the "six point" Bud, Miller and Coors. Utah also forces grocery stores to sell 3.2 beer, and you cannot buy Budweiser or the other two mainstream brands in Utah State Liquor Stores. However, Utah's alcohol industry is entirely state controlled.

For information purposes, beer is measured by two methods: Alcohol by weight and volume.

So, 3.2 beer is actually 3.2 percent alcohol by weight, or 4 percent by volume.
The beer you buy in liquor stores, as well as regular Budweiser, Miller and Coors, is typically 5 percent alcohol by volume, or 4 percent alcohol by weight. The difference is only 1 percent.