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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
NEW YORK (AP) — Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage.
The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy's illustrated guide of 100 tips, tricks and projects involving beer.
Heading to Munich for Oktoberfest, or perhaps just out to the ball park? He has the best ways to partake. Oops, forgot that bottle opener. Robinson's got you covered. Want to stash some for later? You can do that under the right conditions.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has issued new rules limiting the amount of events microbreweries can host.
David Rible, director of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, signed a special ruling Friday that limits microbreweries to 25 on-site activities each year, such as trivia nights and live performances.
They also can't provide take-out menus from restaurants, host more than 52 private parties each year or show sports on television unless it counts as one of their 25 special events.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is seeing a shortage of beer as convenience and grocery stores move toward switching to stronger beer in October as a new law goes into effect.
KILN, Miss. (AP) — Officials say they've shut down a large moonshine operation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
WLOX-TV reports that agents with the Alcoholic Beverage Control division of the state Department of Revenue are questioning someone but haven't made any arrests related to the Kiln still.
Possession of untaxed whiskey is a misdemeanor in Mississippi while distilling is a felony.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas marijuana dispensary has begun selling a variety of pot-infused beers made without alcohol.
The Las Vegas Sun reports Two Roots Brewing Co. released its line of marijuana beers Thursday at the Las Vegas ReLeaf Dispensary.
The dispensary is offering Two Roots' lager, stout, new west IPA, blonde ale and wheat style beers.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Repurposing just got a lot more interesting.
Norman's emerging arts district and Second Friday Art Walk are bringing out some creative concepts for the city's near future, like Trailer Garden planned for 105 W. Comanche west of the tracks and The Depot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans attending Los Angeles Dodgers games can start buying beer at their seats beginning Monday at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers are joining other professional sports teams in California in re-introducing in-seat beer service following a recent modification to the stadium's liquor license by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Previously, fans who wanted to consume alcohol had to purchase their drinks at concession stands.
JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee county is letting voters decide this November if liquor by the drink will be allowed across the county.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the Marion County Commission voted 12-1 Monday to put liquor by the drink on the ballot.
BERLIN (AP) — Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall? Brewers in Germany would kindly ask you to return them when you're done passing them around.
The German Brewers Association said Wednesday that strong summer sales of beer and non-alcoholic beverages in recent weeks have left some drinks manufacturers high and dry.
Spokesman Marc-Oliver Huhnholz said some brewers have only limited supplies of bottles left: "It would be good if consumers brought their empties back to stores quickly."
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls has added beer drinking while hurling axes to the city's list of entertainment options.
The Sioux Falls City Council on Tuesday approved Escape 605's request to sell beer and wine at its new location, where customers will be able to throw axes at targets, the Argus Leader reported.
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The caregiver of a 19-year-old man with muscular dystrophy has been charged in Dakota County with neglect after taking him to a party where he consumed alcohol and died.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine 14-year-olds can bus tables at restaurants that serve liquor as the state's liquor bureau moves ahead with its plan.
The state Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations says the effort will address Maine's labor shortage in the tourism and service industries.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new panel of state officials and business leaders has approved a new grant to help train Virginians in making wine, cider, craft beer and hard liquor.
Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Wednesday the GO Virginia board had approved a $250,000 grant for Piedmont Virginia Community College and Germanna Community College. The funds will be used to establish two new training centers and to develop a new curriculum to help train candidates in making alcoholic beverages.
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based beer company that makes popular brands such as Angry Orchard and Sam Adams will pay New York nearly $1 million over a product labeling violation.
Officials said Thursday American Craft Brewery, a subsidiary of Boston Beer Co., has agreed to pay a $975,000 fine to the New York State Liquor Authority over charges that it sold unregistered beer and malt drinks in the state.