State cracks down on alcohol

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The state of Alaska has gotten complaints about violations at distilleries across the state who thought they could serve alcohol on premises.

    Regulators said they received a complaint that one distillery was serving mixed drinks, a violation of a regulation they put in place in 2014. This regulation states that distilleries were allowed to operate tasting rooms as long as not more than three ounces of alcohol was used in each serving to visitors.  The state received a complaint that one distillery was serving mixed drinks to visitors.

    There could be a fight ahead as distillers intend to fight the state's interpretation of the regulation.  There are currently nine craft distillers that operate in Alaska.  State legislators are also expected to introduce legislation to solve this problem during the 2018 legislative session.

     

     

     

     

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