Alcohol Policy


, The American Spectator
How Does a Government Drinks Monopoly Lose Money?
Kevin Kosar

Eric Felten, an award-winning drinks writer, recently pointed out a glaring downside to government-run drinks shops:
I heard last week from an intrepid subscriber to the Washington Examiner who had…

, reason
Is Sam Adams’ New 28 Percent ABV Beer Legal in Your State?
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From reason:

Jarrett Dieterle, senior fellow at R Street, a public policy organization dedicated to promoting, “free markets and limited, effective government,” notes that while it’s good that…

Welcome aboard Trump’s never-ending booze tariff merry-go-round
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Clark Packard

Since the dawn of the Trump administration, American alcohol makers have seemingly been stuck on a never-ending merry-go-round of escalating tariffs.

First, the administration’s aluminum…

Tennessee football is floundering, but its alcohol policy isn’t
Marc Hyden

When asked about alcohol sales during the Great Recession, a liquor store owner told me, “When people are happy, they drink. When they are sad, they also drink.” His point was that Americans…

, The Washington Examiner
Native American tribes get in on craft liquor boom as ban lifts
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From The Washington Examiner:

“It’s been an incredible growth engine for America,” Jarrett Dieterle, an alcohol policy expert at the free-market think tank R Street Institute, said of the craft…

, Hot Air
New Tennessee Ruling Could Lead To A More National Alcohol Marketplace
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Kevin Kosar

From Hot Air:
“Unlike just about every other product on the market today — nearly all of which can arrive at your door in two days — direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping is incredibly limited….

, Washington Examiner
The boozeless bunch: Will another teetotaler be sworn in as president?
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Washington Examiner:
“I think that does speak to the idea that politicians have kind of always used alcohol in this safe kind of way to relate to people,” said Jarrett Dieterle, author of the…

, Governing
America’s Weak-Beer Wars
C. Jarrett Dieterle

As any astute beer shopper can attest, alcohol retailers’ shelves these days are loaded with a wide array of innovative craft brews. These beers are not just diverse in terms of style, but…

When the tax man comes for your kombucha
C. Jarrett Dieterle

It’s official: We’re in the midst of a kombucha wave. While some associate the drink with trendy coastal hipsters, kombucha markets are expanding across the country. The fermented beverage, which…

, Reason
The 5 Dumbest Law Restricting The Sale of Booze
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Reason:

On July 1, Virginia’s General Assembly voted to allow bars and restaurants to advertise happy hours, which is the latest in a series of minor victories for the movement to…