It is illegal to purchase cold beer above 3.2% in my state. You can purchase higher abv and liquors however they can only be found at liquor stores.
These conservative laws are coming to an end next year. The people voted to update our liquor and beer laws.
It is tough to admit, but I have been drinking 3.2 beer for so long I have forgotten the extra kick higher abv beer provides. I'm too lazy to go to the liquor store and chill higher abv beer, and honestly the beer has been warm for so long it doesn't taste as good.
It will be interesting. I'm a daily drinker, so my alcohol consumption is going to change drastically in January.