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  1. #41
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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Utah drinks behind the curtain is because the LDS church and Mormons control the Utah State legislature and agenda. They don't drink and don't like others to. They don't want their members to even be tempted be seeing drinks poured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksl.com
    Another hot topic - Utah's liquor laws. This session lawmakers created a "master liquor license" for restaurant chains. Now they don't need a separate license for each location.
    To offset the change, fines for restaurants caught serving alcohol to minors will increase. A first offense fine is $1,500, a second offense is $3,000 and a third offense is $10,000.
    Utah is known to run aggressive sting operations, sending minors who are employed by the state into bars where they are far more persistent than a kid with a fake ID who is scared of getting busted. Bars have been forced out of business over these fines without serving alcohol to a minor, just by being tricked by a state employee.

    This "offset" idea is a constant in Utah liquor politics. Up until 2009, any bar that sold liquor (we also have "taverns" which sell only 4% ABV beer) was required to be a private club - anyone could join, but they had to charge for memberships. So you had to pay for the privilege of drinking liquor (at each bar you went to) before even buying a drink. When they finally did away with that weird alcohol law, the offset was the Zion Curtain. No matter what good change is made, a bad change accompanies it. Every time. And THAT is really the weirdest thing about alcohol laws in Utah.
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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Jim all we can do is face such adversity braced with strong drink.

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    Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Jim all we can do is face such adversity braced with strong drink.
    At least I only have to pay for my drink now.
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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
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    Utah is known to run aggressive sting operations, sending minors who are employed by the state into bars where they are far more persistent than a kid with a fake ID who is scared of getting busted. Bars have been forced out of business over these fines without serving alcohol to a minor, just by being tricked by a state employee.

    This "offset" idea is a constant in Utah liquor politics. Up until 2009, any bar that sold liquor (we also have "taverns" which sell only 4% ABV beer) was required to be a private club - anyone could join, but they had to charge for memberships. So you had to pay for the privilege of drinking liquor (at each bar you went to) before even buying a drink. When they finally did away with that weird alcohol law, the offset was the Zion Curtain. No matter what good change is made, a bad change accompanies it. Every time. And THAT is really the weirdest thing about alcohol laws in Utah.
    They do this in Iowa too and with cigarettes as well.
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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    Note that "3.2" beer is a measurement of alcohol by weight. This is actually 4% ABV beer. Not a lot less than a typical Bud Light or whatever.
    Correct, I mistakenly stated ABV instead of ABW.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    No Sunday sales in Indiana. Liquor stores are closed and the big boxes/CVS etc cant sell. Most either rope off their alcohol aisles or post signs. Exceptions for restaurants bars wineries and brewpubs.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    I've never lived any place where they DID sell whiskey on Sunday (retail.)

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    More reason to stock up.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    You can buy liquor here in Virginia and some parts of Maryland on Sundays. It's a pretty recent change, however.

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    Re: Texas has some weird alcohol laws; how about your state?

    I've lived in Va. and WVa. Do they sell on Sunday in WVa. now?

 

 

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