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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Alabama                                             
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/22/2009
  • Change: Beer between 6% and 13.9% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                       
AlaskaNo Change
ArizonaNo Change
ArkansasNo Change
CaliforniaNo Change
ColoradoNo Change
ConnecticutNo Change
DelawareNo Change
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
GeorgiaNo Change
HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
IllinoisNo Change
IndianaNo Change
IowaNo Change
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
Mississippi  
  • 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
                          
MissouriNo Change
Montana                                               
  • Jurisdiction: Montana
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2009
  • Change: Beer between 7% ABW and 14% ABV switched from state-run to license
  • Details
                                     
NebraskaNo Change
NevadaNo Change
New Hampshire                                      
  • Jurisdiction: New Hampshire
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/18/2007
  • Change: Beer containing more than 12% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                              
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North Carolina                              
  • Jurisdiction: North Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/13/2005
  • Change: Beer between 6% and 15% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                                      
North DakotaNo Change
Ohio                   
  • 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
          
OklahomaNo Change
OregonNo Change
PennsylvaniaNo Change
Rhode IslandNo Change
South CarolinaNo Change
South DakotaNo Change
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
Utah                                         
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/5/2008
  • Change: Lower range of alcohol content decreased to 0.5% ABV
  • Details
                                           
Vermont                                          
  • Jurisdiction: Vermont
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2008
  • Change: Beer between 8% and 16% ABV switched from state-run to license
  • Details
                                          
VirginiaNo Change
Washington                      
  • 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
                             
West Virginia                                              
  • 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
                                      
WisconsinNo Change
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change