alcohol http://kuer.org en Utah Alcohol Board May Not Give Snowbird's Oktoberfest a Beer Permit http://kuer.org/post/utah-alcohol-board-may-not-give-snowbirds-oktoberfest-beer-permit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state liquor commission may not let </span><a href="http://www.snowbird.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Snowbird Ski Resort</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> serve beer at its annual </span><a href="http://www.snowbird.com/events/oktoberfest/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Oktoberfest</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year. Wed, 28 May 2014 23:25:36 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47004 at http://kuer.org Utah Alcohol Board May Not Give Snowbird's Oktoberfest a Beer Permit Bill Would Mandate How Cities Use a Portion of Beer Tax Revenue http://kuer.org/post/bill-would-mandate-how-cities-use-portion-beer-tax-revenue <p></p><p>A bill passed the Utah House Thursday that would require cities and towns to use some beer tax revenue on alcohol treatment and prevention programs.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forty percent of the money generated from beer and alcohol sales goes to municipalities in Utah and only about four percent of that money is spent on programs that combat underage drinking. Cache County Republican Representative Jack </span>Draxler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wants to change that.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:00:38 +0000 Terry Gildea 41828 at http://kuer.org Bill Would Mandate How Cities Use a Portion of Beer Tax Revenue Utah Senate Leaders Say Changes to Liquor Laws Unlikely http://kuer.org/post/utah-senate-leaders-say-changes-liquor-laws-unlikely <p></p><p>On the first day of the 2014 legislative session, Republican leaders in the Utah Senate say there is little support for changing Utah’s liquor laws this year— specifically those laws dealing with the so-called “Zion Curtain” and a requirement that restaurant patrons announce their intent to eat food before ordering alcoholic beverages.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:13:37 +0000 Whittney Evans 41334 at http://kuer.org Utah Senate Leaders Say Changes to Liquor Laws Unlikely Zion Curtain Survives Legislative Session http://kuer.org/post/zion-curtain-survives-legislative-session <p>The Zion Curtain&nbsp; - the barrier shielding restaurant customers form the preparation of alcoholic beverages - will stand this year, despite attempts by state House members to tear it down.&nbsp; But some changes to alcohol laws did pass, including the ability for restaurant chains to get a single master liquor license.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:25:09 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26390 at http://kuer.org Zion Curtain Survives Legislative Session KUER News Pod: Thursday February 28, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-february-28-2013 <p>The Utah Legislature looks at a bill that would delay the start date for Utah’s guest worker program, the so-called “Zion Curtain” may be coming down, and KUER’s Dan Bammes takes a look at how Utah’s Industries are contributing to air pollution.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F81227598&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:25:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25687 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday February 28, 2013 "Zion Curtain" Removal Bill Moves Out of House Committee http://kuer.org/post/zion-curtain-removal-bill-moves-out-house-committee <p>A couple of alcohol related bills managed to make their way through House committees Wednesday including one that would eliminate Utah’s so-called “Zion Curtain.”</p><p><a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/hbillint/HB0228S01.htm">HB228</a> eliminates provisions in Utah law that requires restaurants to keep open liquor bottles and the actual mixing of drinks out of public sight. Republican Rep. Gage Froerer voted in favor of the bill. He says the current law is an unnecessary obstacle.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:22:54 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25649 at http://kuer.org "Zion Curtain" Removal Bill Moves Out of House Committee Utah House Approves of Drinking Alcohol Before Ordering Food and other Changes to Liquor Laws http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-approves-drinking-alcohol-ordering-food-and-other-changes-liquor-laws <p>The Utah House of Representatives voted Monday to allow restaurant patrons to order drinks before ordering food.&nbsp; House Bill 218 would also make more liquor permits available for certain types of dining establishments.&nbsp;</p><p>Under current statute, restaurant customers are required to order food if they want to order an alcoholic drink.&nbsp; If they don’t, the restaurant may be fined 500 dollars, which happened to several Utah establishments recently.&nbsp; Republican Gage Froerer of Huntsville says his bill will clarify the state’s policy and prevent future fines.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:57:27 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25530 at http://kuer.org Utah House Approves of Drinking Alcohol Before Ordering Food and other Changes to Liquor Laws Kuer News Pod: Wednesday September 19, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-september-19-2012 <p>Salt Lake City Council votes on the neighborhood pub ordinance, Idaho wildfires are causing bad air conditions in northern Utah, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raises money in Salt Lake.<br><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F60439727&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:51:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 18493 at http://kuer.org Kuer News Pod: Wednesday September 19, 2012 Utah Legislature Approves 90 New Liquor Licenses http://kuer.org/post/utah-legislature-approves-90-new-liquor-licenses <p>State lawmakers have given the green light to 90 new liquor licenses for restaurants in Utah. It was one of the issues decided in a special session Wednesday called by Governor Gary Herbert.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:19:46 +0000 Andrea Smardon 13811 at http://kuer.org Utah Legislature Approves 90 New Liquor Licenses Interim Committee Approves Bill to Add Liquor Licenses http://kuer.org/post/interim-committee-approves-bill-add-liquor-licenses <p>Utah may be getting 90 new liquor licenses. The State Legislature is expected to vote this afternoon on a bill that would allow 50 full-service and 40 limited-service restaurants to obtain licenses.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:00:30 +0000 Andrea Smardon & Brian Grimmett 13761 at http://kuer.org Interim Committee Approves Bill to Add Liquor Licenses