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Alabama Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions on Bars and Restaurants

Alcohol regulators in Alabama have lifted restrictions imposed on bars and restaurants over the summer. The restrictions put in place were to stem the spread of COVID-19. Members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Tuesday afternoon to eliminate an emergency rule that required businesses to stop selling alcohol at 11 p.m. and close 30 minutes later. The ABC Board…

ABC Board Backs Off Margarita Pitcher Ban

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced an end to the pitcher prohibition a day after al.com published a column criticizing the moratorium. The irresistible mix of Jimmy Buffett, Alabama’s perceived prudishness and tequila helped the topic quickly gain traction on social media. The agency denied changing its mind because of publicity. The reversal had already been under consideration, said…

Alabama’s New Beer Regulations Prompts Security Concerns

Alabama’s alcohol regulators want to know who is buying beer from one of the state’s craft breweries and taking it home to drink. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is considering a new rule that would require brewers to collect the name, address, age and phone number from anyone who purchases beer at a brewery for off-premise consumption. Industry groups…

ABC Board will Present “Under Age, Under Arrest” Program at Carver High

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will present its “Under Age, Under Arrest” program on underage drinking Monday, April  18,to students at Carver High School in Montgomery. The program will be at 9:30 a.m. in the school auditorium. The program is part of the Under Age, Under Arrest initiative started three years ago by ABC Board Administrator Mac Gipson to…