Alcohol Rules and Regulations

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Since the roaring 1920s, alcohol rules and regulations have always been at the forefront of the news. Bars, events, restaurants, stores, and large companies depend on alcohol sales to turn a profit and stay in business. However, cities, towns, and states are constantly changing their laws and regulations regarding the sales of alcohol. Don’t be left in the dark, you can stay updated on the latest rules and council meetings regarding alcohol ordinances with Agenda Discovery. Receive alerts right to your inbox on any device.

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Recent Changes to Alcohol Rules and Regulations

There has been a push in the City of Savannah, Georgia to adjust some of the laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages. Any establishment that sells alcoholic drinks by the package also needs a public safety plan in place. 

In addition to Savannah, a small city by the name of Minden in Louisiana has just finalized its alcohol ordinances. Minden’s new rule includes the change in the definition of “premises,” and what type of alcohol is allowed in a certain area.  

Also, North Carolina changed some of their laws that would benefit taprooms and distilleries. There are now fewer restrictions on the sale of beer, wine, and mixed beverages to operate as a retail brewery and winery. Additionally, now public colleges and universities are now allowed to obtain permits to sell beer and wine on their campuses. 
New rules and ordinances could be coming to your home town, as alcohol sales are highly controversial in the state and county level. 


Dry, Wet, and Moist Towns

After Prohibition was abolished, the 21st Amendment gave the states the right to control the sales process and distribution of alcohol. To view all the states and counties’ current alcohol ordinances, click here. Some towns are completely dry, meaning that they are not allowed to sell any sort of alcohol. Wet towns mean alcohol is allowed to be sold with certain limitations. However, moist towns are a combination of the two, meaning, towns are allowed to sell alcohol with more restrictions. This could mean anything from alcohol not allowed to be sold in large restaurants, to a curfew on sales at a liquor store. 


How Agenda Discovery Can Help

If you’re a company that sells, distributes, or makes any type of alcoholic drink, you need to stay updated on the rules and regulations. Each state, county, and town has its own set of laws that are voted on. Request a demo of Agenda Discovery today so you and your business are aware of any potential council meeting. 

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