Alcohol Board postpones vote on brewery events

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Alcohol Control Board will wait until January before deciding whether breweries and distilleries are allowed under state law to hold special events.

    Members tabled a decision on whether a statutory ban on entertainment in distillery tasting rooms would forbid certain events like fund raisers, poetry readings, author book signings, and painting exhibits.

    The Board voted unanimously to forbid distillery employees from mixing cocktails on site.  This would force distillers to serve alcohol separately from mixers.  Instead they can ask the customer to mix the drink themselves.

    The Board also approved a third liquor store for Bethel which can operate out of an auto body shop.  Only three liquor licenses are allowed in Bethel.







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