Utah lawmakers try to ban Oktoberfest
There’s a showdown brewing in the state of Utah over one-time use liquor permits and Oktoberfest.
The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting:
After getting a stern lecture from some Utah lawmakers Monday, state officials will begin to rework the rules that apply to one-time liquor permits for community events and celebrations.
The decision means higher-alcohol beer, wine and spirits likely will flow at Snowbird Ski Resort’s Oktoberfest this fall.
It appears there’s a lot of legalese preventing a ski resort from hosting an Oktoberfest event. Utah requires a special permit for businesses wishing to serve outside alcohol over 3.2% ABV. As we first reported here, Utah has some of the craziest booze laws in the nation.