Ya know, some of the laws here in GA are fairly liberal. For example, I can walk into a BP station and buy a sixer of Sierra Nevada Pale, a bottle of wine or God help us a 40 I can now go into that same gas station on Sunday...at least in Metro Atlanta and buy it. My local Kroger and Publix have excellent beer aisles. There are a lot of states that only allow sales in a liquor store. **There is a reason we can go to Kroger or CVS or BP and buy a six pack...it's because they buy it from a distributor.
The biggest annoyance here in GA, the 9th most populous state in the union regarding beer is the 3-tier system: We MUST protect the sanctity of the 3-tier system! It's so obvious that as a long as distributors and the "Big 3" get the sale, you can buy it almost anywhere. I recently read another article about Coors and their new "craft brew" division and how well it is doing (I need to find that article). I think the master plan for the large brewers is to grow these "craft brew" divisions with multiple brands so they can take up all the shelf space.