Weird Alcohol Laws

Weird Alcohol LawsWith Election Day just a week ago, we started thinking about all of the crazy legislation that citizens vote into law. Here are ten of the weirdest laws surrounding alcohol.

1. Utah – Starting this year Utah put a state-wide ban on happy hour drink specials.

2. New York – You can buy wine, wine glasses, wine stoppers and corkscrews at a liquor store, but the state of New York prohibits them from selling wine gift bags. Sell a gift bag to a wine buying customer and you’ll be fined $10,000.

3. Colorado – Wine must be sold in containers of at least 24 ounces and spirits in containers at least a fifth of a gallon. But, at the same time, it also states that no alcohol beverage can be stored in hotel minibars in anything larger than miniature containers.

4. Oklahoma – Lager beer is not allowed to be served chilled.

5. Missouri – Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol.

6. Nebraska – It is illegal for a bar to sell beer unless it is simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

7. Iowa – It’s illegal to “run a tab” in Iowa.

8. Indiana – It is illegal for liquor stores to sell milk or cold soft drinks. They can, however, sell unrefrigerated soft drinks.

9. California – No alcohol beverages can be displayed within five feet of a cash register of any store in California that sells both alcohol and motor fuel.

10. Kentucky and South Carolina – Both states ban alcohol sales on election days.

What weird laws have been passed in your jurisdiction?

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