Silly Beer Laws by U.S. State

Written by Carolyn Smagalski for

The Silly Beer Laws by U.S. State in the list below are, by no means, a complete list of laws governing beer or alcoholic beverages. They are merely a broad illustration of the range of regulations covered, from the ridiculous to the mundane.

Cities and counties can choose to be “wet” or “dry” – 26 of 67 counties do not allow alcohol sales…A statewide ban on draft beer sales requires that cities and counties must take Legislative action to lift the ban in each jurisdiction. However, a section of the law allows draft beer “in rural communities with a predominantly foreign population. . . in accordance with the habit and customs of the people of any such rural community”…Twenty-three counties and cities have abolished the ban against Draft Beer in their districts…Likewise, Sunday alcohol sales are only allowed if a referendum has been passed…Ban on off-premises sale of alcohol on Sundays.

In Fairbanks, AK, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to moose.

An obviously intoxicated person can only stay for 30 minutes at the establishment that recognized he was drunk.

Ban on off-premises sales of Alcohol on Sundays

It is illegal for producers of alcoholic beverages to list the names of retailers or restaurants that sell their products, whether it is in advertising or in newsletters…It is illegal to display alcoholic beverages within five feet of a cash register in a store that sells both alcohol and motor fuel…A server can be convicted of selling alcohol to a minor if the minor uses a false or altered ID to obtain the alcohol.

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