Alcohol laws and regulations

Customers queue to purchase alcoholic beverages outside the Sam Liquor Store in Thokoza township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, June 1, 2020. Liquor stores have reopened Monday after being closed for over two months under lockdown restrictions in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 01, 2020 - 1:33 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Many South Africans spent their Monday lining up outside liquor stores and celebrated with cheers as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It’s been a long two months,” said Tony van Schalkwyk, who got to one...
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People prepare the terrace of their restaurant in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Thursday, May 28, 2020. France is reopening its restaurants, bars and cafes starting next week as the country eases most restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis. Edouard Philippe defended the gradual lifting of lockdown up to now, saying the strategy was meant to avoid provoking a second wave. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 28, 2020 - 1:40 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. — U.N. chief warns of historic levels of famine. — South Africa eases...
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Beer taps of South African Brewery brands, Castle, Castle Light and Black Label, are seen through the window of a closed bar in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 7, 2020. South African Breweries, the second biggest brewer in the world, says it may have to destroy 400 million bottles of the beer because of the country's ban on alcohol sales during its lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
May 07, 2020 - 1:14 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African Breweries, one of the world's largest brewers, says it may have to destroy 400 million bottles of beer as a result of the country's ban on alcohol sales that is part of its lockdown measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. South Africa stopped...
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People exercise on the promenade in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday May 1, 2020 as the government began a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures in a bid to cut down on the spread coronavirus. For the first time in five weeks, people were permitted to walk outside for exercise between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
May 01, 2020 - 7:20 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa began easing one of the world's strictest lockdowns on Friday, with runners and dog-walkers returning eagerly to the streets but not all wearing the face masks that are now mandatory in the country with Africa's most coronavirus cases. In Johannesburg, Cape Town and...
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FILE— In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo a jar of ethanol fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. As hospitals and nursing homes run out of hand sanitizer to fight off the coronavirus, struggling ethanol producers are eager to help. They could provide alcohol to make millions of gallons of the germ-killing sanitizer, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put up a roadblock, frustrating both the health care and ethanol industries with its inflexible regulations during a national health care crisis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)
March 26, 2020 - 6:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions of gallons of alcohol that could be transformed into the germ-killing mixture. The U.S. Food and...
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A "funeral" procession for Utah's last remaining 3.2 percent beer, complete with Budweiser's iconic Clydesdales, background right, makes its way en route to Bar X, Beer Bar and Johnny's on 200 South in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, to celebrate the changing beer laws in the state. Utah prepares to start selling a higher percentage alcohol-by-volume in grocery and convenience stores starting Friday. (Francisco Kjolseth
October 31, 2019 - 2:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first change to beer alcohol limits since the end of Prohibition nearly a century ago is coming to Utah. The state will become the next-to-last in the country to say goodbye to lower-alcohol 3.2% beer on Friday, when drinkers welcome new, slightly stronger brews to grocery...
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Visitors line up to enter the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 26, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee law that makes it hard for outsiders to break into the state's liquor sales market. The court voted 7-2 in ruling that a state requirement that someone live in Tennessee for two years to be eligible for a license to sell...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Liz Adeola sings a song at Heart & Seoul Karaoke in Salt Lake City. The state liquor commission said Tuesday, April 30 that beer will not be allowed at the Salt Lake City karaoke business or an Ogden ax-throwing venue because neither fits the definition of a "recreational amenity," under a law that takes effect in mid-May. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least one lawmaker thinks people should have beer with their karaoke — even in conservative Utah. A new liquor law in the state has come under scrutiny by legislators and business owners after beer licenses were denied to a karaoke lounge and an ax-throwing venue...
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March 01, 2019 - 7:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing "aggressive" athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they're tested for banned substances. A post-race beer might help a dehydrated athlete produce...
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Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works, draws a beer in the COOP taproom in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor stores to sell chilled beer with an alcohol content of up to 8.99 percent. Previously, grocery and convenience stores could offer only 3.2 percent beer. Liquor stores, where stronger beers were available, were prohibited from selling it cold. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 19, 2019 - 11:23 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and...
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