Alcohol sales set monthly record in December

Des Moines, Ia-  The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division reports liquor sales for  December hit a record for a single month at 42-point-eight million dollars.

Radio Iowa’s Dar Danielson reports that is an increase of nearly 18-and-a-half percent (18.48) compared to December of 2019.

The pandemic pushed the liquor sales for the last fiscal year that ended in June to a yearly record and an increase of eight-point-two percent compared to the previous fiscal year.

The department reports sales continued to rise through December with the number of cases already sold in the new fiscal year up by nearly 19 percent (18.5).