Alcohol Policy


, Insider Advantage
Could On-Demand Home Alcohol Delivery Soon Be On Tap?
Marc Hyden

One of my colleagues enjoys pointing out that many red states, including my home state of Georgia, engage in nanny-state lawmaking and attempt to restrict largely innocuous behavior. While the truth…

Third Annual PRI Next Round Wine and Cocktail Recommendations
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Pacific Research Institute:

We spoke with Dieterle about the debate over AB 5, which he analyzed through his primary work at the R Street Institute.  He is also quite the aficionado of…

Weekly Writers Round-Up: Craft Breweries, Scooters, and North Korea
Christina Pesavento

From America’s Future Foundation:

Another government shutdown threatens to put craft breweries on ice by Christie Pesavento (Summer 2017) in the Washington Times

When the government shut down…

, Washington Examiner
Thanks to Congress, threat of crushing alcohol taxes looms
C. Jarrett Dieterle

In early December, Christine Riggleman was worried that her taxes would suddenly go up by close to $10,000 per month. Other distillery owners have voiced similar concerns.

Riggleman is the owner…

, The Washington Times
Another government shutdown threatens to put craft breweries on ice
Christina Pesavento

When the government shut down last December, Americans began to discover just how far the feds’ reach had stretched. From air travel and national park visits to homebuying and mail delivery, people…

, 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…