IsitWinterYet17Dude what are you smoking? You can buy beer at the grocery store and it's just as strong as other states. I'm not saying you can buy 18% abv beers, but all the stuff you likely drink on and binge is there. Someone already pointed out your mistake between abv and abw. Do you really think coors, budweiser, Miller, natty, etc are gonna change their recipes for one state? #scrub. No it's a label change that means nothing.
**This post was edited on Mar 6th 2018 at 12:51:54pm
Its actually beer produced for states with 3.2% ABW laws, Utah isn't the only state that does this. As someone said, its 4% ABV and mostly cheap beer you buy at the store is 5% ABV or less, bascially every light beer is 4.2% ABV (some are less, like low cal beers are 3.8-4). So yes, there is basically no difference, I feel your pain man, I've been preaching about Utah beer for years and I've given up, idgaf if someone doesn't wanna come to utah because of the booze, fuck em.
On a side note, Oklahoma used to be a HUGE consumer of 3.2% ABW beer (55% or so of the market) and they recently passed legislation to sell normal beer in stores. Utah is going to be forced to change their legislation in the next year, beer companies have said they might stop producing 3.2% ABW beer. Either way, when we're talking about 18-23 year olds buying beer, its always cheap, shitty, low ABV beer in the first place.