Alcohol Policy

Publications

, Reason
Decriminalize Moonshine!
C. Jarrett Dieterle

As state governments kick off their spring legislative seasons, a bill introduced in the Ohio Senate will attempt to legalize home alcohol distilling. Whether this leads to an uptick in at-home…

, Reason
What 2022 taught us about freeing American alcohol markets
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Reformers had two years of unprecedented victories—and then protectionists started using scare tactics to block them.
 

In the first two years of the pandemic, American alcohol…

, New York Daily News
Readers sound off on the Iowa caucuses, liquor laws and NYC shipbuilding
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From New York Daily News:

New Rochelle, N.Y.: To Edgar Domenech (”Keep New York State’s strong liquor laws intact,” op-ed, Nov. 28): New Yorkers are tired of clinging to Prohibition-era…

, Reason
States Stubbornly Slow To Fix Antiquated Alcohol Laws
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Last week’s election results contained many surprises, including the failure of the much-ballyhooed “red wave.” Another surprising result was the unexpected difficulty that alcohol-related ballot…

, Reason
Open Virginia’s Whiskey Market
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The Washington Post and others recently broke the story of an inside job at the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), involving the sale of highly sought-after and rare bourbons….

The Truth About Alcohol Delivery and Underage Drinking
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The COVID-19 global pandemic has led to a broad re-thinking of American alcoholic beverage laws. That’s because, in a time of lockdowns, more and more consumers transitioned to a delivery-based…

, R Street Institute
Event: Does to-go alcohol impact drunk driving?
C. Jarrett Dieterle


Before COVID-19, to-go alcohol was rare in America. But when the pandemic ushered in an era of lockdowns and social distancing, states around the country started…

, Reason
Coloradans Might Fix Their Arcane Booze Rules
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Colorado is known for many things: Beautiful mountain vistas, epic skiing, and, in recent years, a fairly freewheeling attitude toward weed. According to industry observers, the state consistently…

Capturing the COVID Booze Wave, Part 2—It’s Tsunami Time
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Around this time last year, we published our comprehensive tracker to “capture” just how large the COVID-19 alcohol reform wave really was. We tracked every to-go or delivery alcohol reform that…

, The Detroit News
Looser liquor laws boosted restaurants — and maybe problem drinking
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From The Detroit News:

And some say the changes states made during the pandemic just put alcohol on an equal footing with other products.

“COVID brought about a long-delayed reckoning about…

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