Follow Us!

  • White Facebook Icon

 This website uses cookies. All of the materials on this website are unique and exclusive to Hop Topic.

Hop Topic World

Why Utah liquor stores will dump cases of beer down the drainWhy Utah liquor stores will dump cases

Here’s a true, but scary, Halloween story: Any beer that remains on liquor store shelves at midnight on Oct. 31 — and is 5% alcohol by volume or less — will be poured down the drain. Unless consumers get there first to snag a six-pack or three — and probably at a bargain price. The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has no choice but to “destroy” the unsold brews after Nov. 1, when a new law takes effect changing where beer with an alcohol level up to 5% ABV is sold. For nearly a century, Utah law has barred grocery and convenience stores from selling beer that was higher than 4% ABV (that’s 3.2% by weight). Higher-alcohol brews could be sold only in state-owned liquor stores. The new law changes that, boosting the alcohol level for retail outlets to 5% ABV. That means dozens of beers that fall between 4% and 5% ABV need to be moved out of liquor stores or dumped, DABC purchasing specialist Rob Southworth wrote in an email.

Full Article here!

10 views

Like to talk about Craft Beer?

Subscribe To Start Blogging with Us