Beer drinkers, unite. Anheuser Busch has announced that it will be discontinuing production of what’s known as “tap water” or 3.2 beer. This will have the effect of emptying the beer aisle in the local Smiths store (something neither Smiths nor its customers want), and will force those same customers to overcrowd the already overcrowded beer aisle(s) at the local state liquor stores.

This is our chance to get the state Legislature to normalize one small part of Utah’s weird booze laws by allowing normal beer to be sold in grocery stores. Oh yeah, did I mention that 2018 is an election year?

To paraphrase Don McLean in his song “Vincent,” “If they’re not listening now, perhaps they never will.”

Barney Bettilyon, Millcreek