Latest Alcohol laws and regulations News

'Minis' may return to liquor stores in deeply religious Utah

Jul. 26, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Miniature bottles of alcohol could return to liquor stores in deeply religious Utah by the fall, after the state agency that oversees alcohol approved a rule change Tuesday. Members of the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission voted...

28 people dead, 60 sick in India from drinking spiked liquor

Jul. 26, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — At least 28 people have died and 60 others became ill from drinking altered liquor in western India, officials said Tuesday. Senior government official Mukesh Parmar said the deaths occurred in Ahmedabad and Botad districts of Gujarat state, where...

They danced and died: Tragic teen party mystery in S. Africa

Jun. 27, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities were seeking answers Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams died in a mysterious incident at a nightclub. The bodies of many of the victims, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were discovered by...

Residents of small Maine town end long ban on alcohol sales

Jun. 15, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

CORNITH, Maine (AP) — Voters in a rural Maine town have decided to reverse a decades-old ban on alcohol sales. Residents of Corinth, a town of about 2,800 some 20 miles from Bangor, voted in the late 1960s and '70s to impose bans on alcohol sales. But residents narrowly voted on...

Alcohol ban to resume at 7 Connecticut parks and forests

Jun. 09, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut park officials say they're re-imposing a temporary ban on alcohol this summer at seven state recreational areas that have had problems with drinking, crowds, unruly behavior and property damage. The ban, announced Thursday, will take effect...

This refreshing airline amenity is making a comeback

May. 25, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service. Early on in the pandemic, many airlines completely cut in-flight refreshment offerings (aside from perhaps a hasty water...

Judge: Regulators wrong to ban beer label that had naked man

May. 17, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled. The owners of Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery argued that the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage...

Agreement reached for Ohio vote on legal weed in 2023

May. 13, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group backing the legalization of marijuana for adult use in Ohio and Republican legislative leaders have reached a settlement calling for a possible statewide legalization vote next year. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sued the...

Minnesota lawmakers consider loosening state's liquor laws

May. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering a lifting a cap on growler sales, a high priority for the state's craft brewers, and letting local distilleries sell normal-sized bottles of their spirits direct to drinkers. The bill slated for debate in the House on...