A federal judge has denied a lawsuit claiming that restrictions on cold beer sales in Indiana’s convenience and grocery stores is discriminatory, according to an Associated Press report.

Expanding the sale of cold beer beyond liquor stores, taverns and restaurants would make Indiana’s alcoholic beverage laws ‘tougher to enforce’ by creating many more outlets at which minors could purchase cold beer, Federal Judge Richard L. Young wrote in his 33-page ruling.

The federal lawsuit was filed by the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, which claims the ruling doesn't make sense since members are permitted to sell chilled wine which has a higher alcohol content than beer. 

Meanwhile, Hoosiers weighed in via Twitter on the judges ruling:


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