RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina bars — their doors still shuttered by executive order — could serve patrons outdoors during the pandemic in legislation that cleared a Senate committee on...
MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the liquor license of restaurant/bar in Salem related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WERNECK, Germany (AP) — The Werneck Brewery has survived a lot: world wars, economic crises and decades of declining beer consumption. But after 400 years in existence it has finally met a...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is trying a new tactic in its battle against the new coronavirus: banning the sale of alcoholic beverages to try to curb irresponsible socializing.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Virginia residents order takeout, they can now tack on a mezcal margarita or springtime sangria.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced restaurants and distilleries can sell...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas bars, breweries and restaurants with liquor licenses will be temporarily allowed to sell bottled beer and wine to-go during the pandemic as long as the beverages are...
NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo is buying the energy drink maker Rockstar Energy Beverages for $3.85 billion.
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have moved aggressively in their pursuit of consumers that have a...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement was reached over drinks between a bar association and a brewing association in Alaska that could rewrite alcohol laws and change how people enjoy their beverages...
BOSTON (AP) — A ballot question that would let convenience stores and other food stores sell beer and wine is drawing criticism from some researchers and substance abuse coordinators who say it...
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Deputies at a San Francisco Bay Area jail confiscated 200 gallons of prison-made liquor that inmates were preparing for a Super Bowl party, a sheriff’s official...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Local governments would be prohibited from interfering with kids who want to set up lemonade stands under bills being considered in the Washington House and...
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's largest brewery is being acquired by an international beer giant.
Atwater Brewery, which makes beer just a few blocks from the Detroit River, said Wednesday it's...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor wants to make it easier for movie theaters to serve beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday proposed making a change to the...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is renowned for its craft beer and increasingly for its high-grade marijuana, but the state is keeping the two apart — for now.
Utah liquor authorities have thrown away thousands of gallons of drinkable beer after state law changed to allow higher-alcohol brews.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has granted one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs more time to respond to the threatened revocation of its liquor license over a drunken driving...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials at Utah's state-owned liquor stores say they're going to dump out lower-alcohol beer left after a new state law allowing the private sale of stronger brews goes...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have temporarily suspended the liquor license of Grand Rapid's Van Andel Arena after two underage patrons bought alcohol at the venue.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of a northern Alaska community are set to vote on whether to impose the state's first tax on most sodas and other sweetened drinks.
There's a growing trend at Atlantic Coast Conference football games: alcohol sales to the general public.
Now everyone can enjoy their beverage of choice at most ACC stadiums, not just...
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Officials in an Alabama city are talking about easing restrictions on Sunday morning sales of alcoholic beverages.
A proposed ordinance changing the time alcohol sales...
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Six deputies responding to a report of unsupervised children selling lemonade in western Washington say the lemonade was cold and tasted awesome.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence city leaders have voted to require some bar and restaurant workers to get sexual violence intervention training.
BARRE, Mass. (AP) — Pigeon pose and pale ale. Lotus and lager.
The contemplative practice of yoga isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of beer. But combining the...
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...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a measure that's meant to allow children to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police.
New Jersey issued new rules for microbreweries Tuesday, several months after an initial attempt met with resistance from brewers who said their businesses would be hurt.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana prosecutors have charged a bar at a Montana ski area with over-serving alcohol to a man who killed himself and another driver in a head-on collision.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing residents to purchase wine and have it shipped directly to their house.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Legislature (all times local):
Sodas and energy drinks in California could soon come with a warning about increased...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah state alcohol commission is deciding whether karaoke can be considered recreation as it evaluates a liquor license request made by a Salt Lake City...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — House lawmakers in Texas have voted to protect the right of kids to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More than 50 food producers, wineries and agricultural groups will showcase their Illinois-made products at the Illinois Products Expo this weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents would be able to sell wine and mixed drinks like margaritas from golf carts on the state's golf courses under a bill that's cleared the Indiana House.
The chamber approved the legislation Thursday on a 92-4 vote, sending the measure to the Senate for consideration.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky bar has been accused of over-serving the wrong-way driver who killed himself and five members of a vacationing Michigan family in a highway crash last month.
News outlets report that Horseshoes Kentucky Grill & Saloon was issued an order to show cause Thursday by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Alcoholic Beverage Control Office.
The bar is accused of serving 41-year-old Joey Bailey alcoholic drinks when he was already under the influence.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — When Oklahomans passed updated liquor laws in 2016, many rejoiced at more freedom to purchase cold wine and full-strength beer at a wider variety of retail locations. But it meant tens of thousands of businesses needed to get ready for the new world of alcohol in Oklahoma.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bar patrons won't be able to buy alcohol any later in one Mississippi college town, but they will get a little longer to finish their drinks.
The Oxford Eagle reports that aldermen have approved a resolution allowing patrons at bars near the Oxford square to consume alcohol until 2 a.m. most nights, although they won't be able to buy alcohol after 1 a.m. The city will complete a change to its ordinances later.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa-made craft beers are continuing to surge in popularity even as general beer sales decline, according to a new report from state alcohol regulators.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona State College is brewing up the only program of its kind in Florida: one in which the classroom is a pub, and the froth-filled lessons, a recipe for success.
In January, the college will offer a 30-credit hospitality beverage science associate of science certificate, which DSC President Tom LoBasso said was one of just a handful in the nation.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city's alcohol regulators say they're preparing to sell marijuana should it become legal in the state.
The Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board chairman told the City Council Tuesday that there's a national trend of marijuana legalization, and it's the board's job to anticipate changes.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Riverton City Council has defeated a proposed ordinance barring "habitually intoxicated persons" from purchasing alcohol in city limits.
CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — The convenience store franchise Wawa says it is partnering with a suburban Philadelphia brewery to create a limited edition beer.
Wawa's Winter Reserve Coffee Stout, brewed by 2SP Brewing Co., blends Wawa's Winter Blend coffee into a stout beer. The beer will be launched on Dec. 6 at a Wawa store in Chadds Ford — the only Wawa in Pennsylvania that sells beer.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman who drowned at a Mexico resort last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Abbey Conner's family is suing the resort in Playa del Carmen and the U.S.-based company which handles its bookings. The civil complaint alleges Hotel Iberostar Paraiso del Mar and Visit Us knew that alcoholic beverages served at the resort were tainted and unfit for human consumption.
First, Dunkin' dropped the "Donuts" from its name. Now it's adding fancy espresso drinks to its menu.
Dunkin' says U.S. customers will be able to buy upgraded lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based hot and cold drinks at most of its 9,200 U.S. stores by the holiday season.
KERENS, W.Va. (AP) — One small step or wrong turn in Marion Harless' garden, and you might never find your way out.
But losing yourself in Harless' array of plants means you'll likely gain something else — like an understanding of how scouring rush horsetail, a plant that belongs to the equisetaceae family, can be used as a toothpaste or mouthwash when dried.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to immediately prohibit marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks in Michigan.
The law enacted Tuesday bars the use, possession or sale of marijuana-infused beer, wine, liquor and mixed drinks.
Supporters say the bill is a pre-emptive move in case Michigan voters next month legalize marijuana for recreational use. They say marijuana-infused alcohol could exacerbate intoxicated driving.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say a woman filled her son's sippy cup with an alcoholic beverage, sneaked it into a movie theater and became so drunk she couldn't walk, talk or care for the 5-year-old.
News outlets quote a Cobb County police arrest warrant as saying Kristina Gibson is wanted on charges including public intoxication. Police say Gibson also possibly combined the drink with prescription drugs.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature would prohibit marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks in Michigan.
The state House approved the bill Tuesday, on a 101-4 vote. The measure would bar the use, possession or sale of marijuana-infused beer, wine, liquor and mixed drinks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump jokes he'd be a "mess" if he indulged in alcoholic beverages.
Trump spoke about his drinking habits Monday at a news conference as he discussed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's comments about drinking beer in high school and college.
The president noted that he is not a drinker, saying "I can honestly say I've never had a beer in my life" and "it's one of my only good traits."