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Why is Sam Adam's high ABV beer illegal to sell in several US states?

States often have different laws for beer and spirits, including different licensing requirements, different requirements for sales, and so forth. Because of that, some states have limits on the ...
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Why is beer in Czech Republic so cheap?

It is in my opinion mainly thanks to low excise duty on beer in the Czech republic. Another factor is the fact that there are lower prices of almost everything in the Czech republic (I am talking ...
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Why do some grocery stores in Colorado have regular beer and liquor but some only sell 3.2% beer?

Retail stores in Colorado sell spirits, wine, and beer. Grocery and convenience stores sell 3.2 percent beer only, and then not between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Package stores are open 8 a.m. until midnight ...
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What are reasons to not sell alcohol free beer to minors?

Alcohol free beer is not non-alcoholic, it does still contain some alcohol. It often contains around about 0,5%. A beer can be called alcohol-free from 1%. To specifically respond to your situation I ...
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Why are spirits typically 40% ABV?

There is indeed a EU Regulation No 110/2008 about "the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks" which prescribes the minimal ...
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Why do some grocery stores in Colorado have regular beer and liquor but some only sell 3.2% beer?

In Colorado only 1 store in a chain is allowed to sell liquor, wine or full strength beer. These are known as 'State Stores'... So a chain like Target or King Soopers picks one location in the state ...
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Why do some grocery stores in Colorado have regular beer and liquor but some only sell 3.2% beer?

The above answer is correct. Just to expand a little, companies can only hold one Colorado retail liquor store license, which is the type of license that allows them to sell "full strength" beer, ...
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What are reasons to not sell alcohol free beer to minors?

It is also often seen as a gateway if you let kids buy bottles of lets say Becks Blue it gets them in to drinking at a young age and as a younger body is still not fully developed it can lead to ...
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Who made commercialization of beer possible

The answer is probably the dawn of human civilization. Beer was probably one of the first consumables ever commercialized. We can find commercial receipts for the sale of beer dating back over 4,000 ...
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Why is beer in Czech Republic so cheap?

I am Czech and I would say there are few factors to it. Firstly many grocery products are cheap as well as services which makes beer affordable even in restaurants. Most importantly there is long ...
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Selling/buying limited edition beers online

It is not legal to ship alcohol(beer, wine, or spirits) through the mail across state or national lines unless you have a license. This has to do with each state wanting to get it's tax revenue for ...
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Selling after best before date (Belgium/Netherlands)

There's no law infringements in selling beers with past Best Before Date. EU allows it. A new regulation is awaited by 2021, but the direction is to avoid food waste. Best practice should be the ...
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Why aren’t people in Ohio allowed to order a bottle of scotch?

It seems as though there were certain restrictions on home delivery of spirits up until just a few days ago, actually. "Home delivery," being the same as food-service-home-delivery, and ...
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What is the regulatory process of being able to produce and sell an alcoholic drink in South Africa commercially?

A simple google search for "alcohol manufacturing south africa" turns up a lot of helpful results... Essentially, you need to apply for a macro manufacturing and/or distribution liquor ...

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