Alcohol Control Systems

Retail Distribution Systems for Beer

Laws addressing retail distribution of beer including State-run, private licensed sellers, or combination systems.

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AKNo Change
AL                                             
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/22/2009
  • Change: Beer between 6% and 13.9% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                   
ARNo Change
AZNo Change
CANo Change
CONo Change
CTNo Change
DCNo Change
DENo Change
FLNo Change
GANo Change
HINo Change
IANo Change
IDNo Change
ILNo Change
INNo Change
KSNo Change
KYNo Change
LANo Change
MANo Change
MDNo Change
MENo Change
MINo Change
MNNo Change
MONo Change
MS  
  • Jurisdiction: Mississippi
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/1998
  • Change: Beer between 4% and 5% ABW added to license system
  • Details
                                                       
  • Jurisdiction: Mississippi
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2012
  • Change: Beer between 5% and 8% ABW added to license system
  • Details
                      
MT                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2009
  • Change: Beer between 7% ABW and 14% ABV switched from state-run to license
  • Details
                                 
NC                              
  • Jurisdiction: North Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/13/2005
  • Change: Beer between 6% and 15% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                                  
NDNo Change
NENo Change
NH                                      
  • Jurisdiction: New Hampshire
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/18/2007
  • Change: Beer containing more than 12% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                          
NJNo Change
NMNo Change
NVNo Change
NYNo Change
OH                   
  • Jurisdiction: Ohio
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/11/2002
  • Change: Beer between 6% ABW and 12% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                                      
  • Jurisdiction: Ohio
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/31/2016
  • Change: Beer containing more than 12% ABV added to license system
  • Details
      
OKNo Change
ORNo Change
PANo Change
RINo Change
SCNo Change
SDNo Change
TNNo Change
TXNo Change
UT                                         
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/5/2008
  • Change: Lower range of alcohol content decreased to 0.5% ABV
  • Details
                                       
VANo Change
VT                                          
  • Jurisdiction: Vermont
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2008
  • Change: Beer between 8% and 16% ABV switched from state-run to license
  • Details
                                      
WA                      
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2003
  • Change: Beer containing more than 8% ABW added to license system
  • Details
                                
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/8/2011
  • Change: Beer containing more than 1% ABW removed from state-run system
  • Details
                         
WINo Change
WV                                              
  • Jurisdiction: West Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/9/2009
  • Change: Beer between 4.20% and 9.60% ABW removed from state-run system
  • Details
                                  
WYNo Change
USNo Change