A 100 percent tariff on European wines could all but wipe out the industry.
While the issue is far from settled, a decline in Canadian beer sales and a drop in binge drinking among college students reinforce the case for a substitution effect.
Independent booze retailers are trying to stifle competition using arguments from Prohibition.
Confusing regulations put well-run businesses at the mercy of bureaucratic brutes.
This Chronicle of Sloppy Alcohol Breath Testing Highlights the Hidden Problems With Supposedly Scientific Forensic Evidence
Even when a technology is valid in theory, haphazard methods can lead to wrongful convictions.
Remnants of Prohibition-era policies continue to frustrate brewers.
Bad laws can cause problems long after they've been passed and forgotten.
Policies aimed at curtailing the harms caused by substance abuse may instead magnify those harms.
Massachusetts Voters May Finally Get a Chance To Repeal the State's Awful Cap on Beer and Wine Sales
For too long, state lawmakers have played favorites with booze laws. Will they finally let voters decide where they can buy?
What's in a name? Money, apparently.
Castle Danger Brewing is the latest of the state's craft breweries to be victimized by a law that forbids all but the smallest operations from selling growlers on location.
The state's heavily regulated restaurant industry thinks beer gardens have it too easy
Karaoke and beer? No. Karaoke, pool, and beer? OK!
The conservative justice would have permitted a nakedly anti-competitive regulation.
Tennessee's residency requirement for retail license applicants "blatantly favors the state's residents and has little relationship to public health and safety," Justice Alito wrote.
The moral arc of the universe is actually a squiggly line
Short of rescinding ridiculous liquor laws, the best way to deal with such silly restrictions is to ignore them.
The Last Word is what every politician wants. It's better in boozy form.
Virginia Alcohol Regulators Said Ending Ban on Happy Hour Ads Would Literally Kill People, Then Supported Ending the Ban
This is a clear victory for freedom, but the way it went down might make you scratch your head a little.
Tennessee alcohol merchants are asking the Supreme Court to uphold an absurd residency requirement that shields them from competition.
Now restaurants can sell alcohol on Sundays as early as 11:00 a.m.
The 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Amendment That Led to Prohibition Is a Reminder of the Lasting Damage Bad Policy Can Do
The outlaw of the production and sale of alcohol was a racist policy that failed on its own terms.
The bureaucracy-beleagured beermakers are suing the feds.
Trump's Trade War Is Harming the Craft Booze Business—and Dragging Down the Rest of the Economy in the Process
Catoctin Creek Distillery's tariff woes show that no one wins a trade war.
You can thank Prohibition.
DC9's Garbage BARge touts straw bans, sea turtles, and a few inaccurate statistics.
In a case SCOTUS will hear next month, victims of Tennessee's protectionism argue that it flouts the 14th Amendment as well as the Commerce Clause.
On Repeal Day, Remember That Prohibition May Be Over, But Its Ripple Effects Are Still Making Drinking Worse: Podcast
Drinks Reform editor Jarrett Dieterle talks about how Prohibition came about, and his new report on America's dumbest booze restrictions.
Plus: RIP The Weekly Standard?, America loves exercise science, and court says no to ban on speech promoting illegal immigration.
South Carolina used to mandate tiny bottles for the same reason.
First Amendment Victory for Strip Club Gives New Jersey Businesses the Right to Advertise a BYOB Option
A federal judge overturns a state ban on telling customers they can bring their own beer or wine.
Brewers are reinvesting more money back into their businesses as a result of last year's tax cuts.
Buying and consuming CBD is legal in California, but selling food or drinks infused with CBD isn't.
The debate about a 1985 kerfuffle involving Brett Kavanaugh reveals a split in perceptions of how men should be expected to behave when they drink.
"These of course are not dangerous," the TSA admits. So why did they seize them?
Among many other rules, microbreweries will be allowed to put on only 25 events a year.
The Supreme Court nominee's teenaged tippling was typical, although the law pretends otherwise.
Frats already break the law by serving alcohol to underage students. Why would a ban on hard liquor be any different?