STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Aldermen in Starkville are considering allowing businesses in certain parts of the city to serve alcohol without requiring they also have a food menu.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Personnel stationed at a military base in Alaska's largest city were ordered to avoid bars and interior dining at restaurants amid rising coronavirus cases on and off the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas has implemented several new security features following weeks of increased violence on the Vegas Strip.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of the sacraments of New Orleans life, buying a drink to go, is again on offer.
City officials on Saturday allowed bars to begin selling takeout alcoholic beverages,...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor tweaked a COVID-19 prevention order Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage sales in most of the state until 11 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor is extending an executive order that limits the hours that restaurants can serve alcohol to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama bars and restaurants will not be able to serve alcohol past 11 p.m., under an emergency order adopted by the state regulatory agency Monday to try to curb the...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Opposition from lobbyists for the liquor and restaurant industries helped kill a price increase on alcohol products in Iowa that was intended to discourage unhealthy heavy...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The government agency that regulates liquor sales in Iowa said Thursday it has backed off a major price increase for some products that it proposed to reduce heavy...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence city leaders have voted to require some bar and restaurant workers to get sexual violence intervention training.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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) — State officials say they'll be cracking down on bars that over serve patrons this Memorial Day weekend.
Treasurer Deb Goldberg said the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission will be focusing enforcement over the holiday weekend on bars in summer communities that have been most identified as the last bar to sell alcohol to a convicted drunk driver.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature offered an amendment that preserves the ability of the state's craft distilleries to serve mixed drinks.
The Juneau Empire reports mixers must be nonalcoholic, but the amendment, offered by Democratic State Rep. Adam Wool, nullifies a legal ruling that would have canceled distilleries' cocktails this summer.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital could soon be home to a spirited new attraction.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Up to 14 counties in Oklahoma might lose their right to sell beer after a new law taking effect in October replaces low-alcohol beer with stronger beer.
Counties will be required to have liquor-by-the-drink sales approved in order to sell beer in restaurants and bars once 3.2-percent beer is unavailable beginning Oct. 1, The Journal Record reported.