We whine and complain about our old, archaic alcohol laws and rightly so! But do we have it as bad as everyone else in the U.S.? I don’t believe we do with these crazy and inconvenient laws I’m proud to be a part of Oklahoma and behind the coalition of change in this state. Read the list below, thank your stars we live in a progressive state and vote YES on 792 this November!
Connecticut – Residents already face the third highest state and local tax burden in the country.
Pennsylvania – 6 packs of beer may only be sold in liquor stores, supermarkets and bars. Yes, a bar. But the prices will be considerably higher than typical prices. But you can only purchase a 12 pack at a time. Wow.
New Jersey – Their laws and regulations are ultimately governed by the Attorney General under the Alcohol Beverage Control. This is the ultimate state of total alcohol lock down. So pretty much each outlet is state run. Retail licenses are limited by population so be sure you are in a highly populated area. The sale of a new license is held by auction and can be highly expensive.
Georgia – Beer above ABV 14% is illegal.
Indiana – Licensing is dictated on per capita so new breweries and brewpubs may pay an exorbitant fee to take over an old license. All places serving beer in Indiana must serve food. I can only imagine this hurts a lot of entrepreneurs while you can team up with food trucks it doesn’t always work out for most. Also, there are no sales of cold beer in grocery or convenience stores.
Utah – It is illegal to sell draft beer over 4% regardless of brewery or bar. Beer can be purchased from a Utah state liquor store or package company. They share a lot of Oklahoma’s hardships as well and don’t see much change in the future.