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Brewery hits limit on growlers, spotlighting liquor law

Jul. 12, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A popular North Shore brewery will soon have to stop selling growlers, and it's shining a light on Minnesota liquor laws. Castle Danger Brewery will have to stop selling the refillable jugs known as growlers in October. That's because state law blocks breweries that produce more than...

Georgia will 'wait and see' if Putin's softer tone lasts

Jul. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Georgia's president says she'll "wait and see" how a debate in Russia about possible new sanctions against her country will pan out as she cautiously welcomed conciliatory comments from President Vladimir Putin as preferable to "threats." Salome Zurabishvili spoke to The Associated Press in...

Alaska city council delays voting on updated alcohol laws

Jul. 11, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city council postponed voting on updated alcohol laws because the measures contained too many amendments, a report said. Council members in Bethel delayed the votes Tuesday because the amendments raised more issues than could be handled immediately, KYUK-AM reported...

Putin says he opposes trade restrictions against Georgia

Jul. 9, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday took a step toward cooling tensions with Georgia, rejecting calls for new economic sanctions. Relations between the two neighbors dipped to a new low last month, following anti-Russian protests in the Georgian capital sparked by a Russian lawmaker's...

Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor sales law

Jun. 26, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee law that makes it hard for outsiders to break into the state's liquor sales market. The court voted 7-2 in ruling that a state requirement that someone live in Tennessee for two years to be eligible for a license to sell liquor...

Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lower court should first consider a case brought by a group of liquor wholesalers who are challenging a change in the state's alcohol laws. The court rejected the request Monday to immediately take the lawsuit and issue an injunction blocking the law...

Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses

Jun. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor to Gov....

NC lawmakers approve game-day alcohol sales at UNC schools

Jun. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill authorizing boards of trustees at University of North Carolina system schools to decide whether to sell alcohol at their stadiums and athletic facilities has cleared the final hurdle in the General Assembly. The House voted 88-25 on Wednesday to approve the Senate version of the...

Plan seeks to curb drunken behavior on 3 Michigan rivers

Jun. 13, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

WELLSTON, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials say an education plan will be put into place to help curb drunken behavior instead of a ban on alcoholic beverages along sections of three rivers in the Huron-Manistee National Forest in northern Michigan. The plan announced Wednesday includes public service...

Lawmakers pass bill that that helps state beer, cider makers

Jun. 1, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation to modernize the state's liquor laws and help the growing craft beer industry. The House of Representatives on Saturday voted 140-5 in favor of the wide-ranging legislation , which increases the amount of beer craft brewers can sell,...