LIQUOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LIQUOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297886-78/oktoberfest-liquor-state-license.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297886-78/oktoberfest-liquor-state-license.html.csp">Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T11:22:10.374-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Above • Walter Schwemmer, of Salt Lake City, and Don Schrader, of Woods Cross, dance and drink during Snowbird’s 42nd annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday. Below, center • Yvonne Mueller, of Draper, plays the accordion at the festival Bottom photo • Tony and Robert Brazelton, of Salzburger Echo, carry their alpenhorns to perform at Hidden Peak. Fans of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s annual Oktoberfest heartily welcomed its return for 2014, especially given the brouhaha earlier this ye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297886@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:22:10 MDT Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp">Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T22:27:10.964-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. John Valentine, a fixture in the Utah Legislature since 1988 and the major force behind Utah’s liquor laws for the past decade, will leave the Senate to head the Utah Tax Commission. The Utah County tax attorney, who is the second-longest-serving active lawmaker and was president of the Senate for four years, technically still must be confirmed by the Senate, but approval by his colleagues is almost certain. “I’m sure there will be a lot of people celebrating that Mr. Liquor is leaving the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259173@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:27:10 MDT Annual liquor sales in Utah up $20 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237542-223/million-liquor-sales-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237542-223/million-liquor-sales-utah.html.csp">Annual liquor sales in Utah up $20 million</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:05:42.436-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah alcohol sales reached another record high, growing by more than $20 million over the past year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30, total retail sales were $367.2 million. That’s an increase of nearly 6 percent from the previous 12 months when the state sold $346.8 million in beer, wine and spirits. The DABC also keeps yearly figures on the total number of cases of alcohol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237542@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:05:42 MDT Club licenses given to businesses in Park City, American Fork http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238045-223/license-club-hotel-grill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238045-223/license-club-hotel-grill.html.csp">Club licenses given to businesses in Park City, American Fork</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:46:06.402-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden’s loss was Park City’s gain on Tuesday, when the state liquor commission granted a hard-to-get club license to the Miner’s Grill & Sports Bar in Park City instead of Ogden’s new Marriott Hotel. The owner of the Marriott, formerly the Summit Hotel and Conference Center, had to forfeit its club license several weeks ago because it failed to notify the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) in February that it had purchased the hotel at 247 24th St. In April, Marriott also clos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238045@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:46:06 MDT Salt City Vodka now available in Utah liquor stores http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233282-223/salt-distillery-utah-vodka.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233282-223/salt-distillery-utah-vodka.html.csp">Salt City Vodka now available in Utah liquor stores</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T11:56:56.29-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt City Vodka, a new corn-based spirit — and the first produced by Elevation Distillery in Midvale — is now available in state liquor stores across the state. The 750-ml bottle, which costs $19.95, has a blue and peach-colored label and showcases the Utah mountains and the Salt Lake City skyline. It includes the dome of the state capital, the top of the LDS Church office building and the spires of the Mormon Temple. “We wanted to highlight our favorite designed buildings in Salt Lake and give ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233282@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:56:56 MDT Burt’s Tiki Lounge may be first to sell Utah liquor license http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224774-78/license-state-alcohol-liquor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224774-78/license-state-alcohol-liquor.html.csp">Burt’s Tiki Lounge may be first to sell Utah liquor license</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T13:09:29.607-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City may become the first Utah business to sell its state liquor license for a profit. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) received a notice of “intended transfer” from the tiny bar at 726 S. State St. The document, which does not include a sale price, “is just the first step in the sale process,” said Nina McDermott, DABC director of compliance and licensing enforcement. Before it is finalized, club owners must prove there ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224774@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:09:29 MDT New distilleries produce Utah’s first gin and more vodka http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58133686-223/available-distilleries-distillery-distilling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58133686-223/available-distilleries-distillery-distilling.html.csp">New distilleries produce Utah’s first gin and more vodka</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T10:08:22.627-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For several years, Utah distillers have produced award-winning whiskey, vodka and an herbal liqueur. Now, the state can stir gin into the mix. Jack Rabbit Gin, produced by the 6-month-old Beehive Distilling in Salt Lake City, is believed to be the state’s first legally made gin in more than a century. While whiskey and vodka are the most popular spirits in the liquor cabinet, gin has a storied history and “a cult following,” says Chris Barlow, Beehive’s distiller. It is the signature spirit in m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133686@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:08:22 MDT Utah liquor licenses: where to get the drink you want http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118640-223/state-liquor-utah-license.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118640-223/state-liquor-utah-license.html.csp">Utah liquor licenses: where to get the drink you want</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T10:52:49.203-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s no surprise to anyone living in Utah — or visiting the Beehive state — that our liquor laws are complicated. Take, for instance, the number of liquor licenses that businesses can get from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. There are seven general categories: restaurant, club, recreational, tavern, banquet, reception center and airport lounge. But within the restaurant category, there are three options: full-service, limited service and beer only. And within the club license ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58118640@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:52:49 MDT Utah board OKs Snowbird’s Oktoberfest liquor permit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104754-223/event-board-state-liquor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104754-223/event-board-state-liquor.html.csp">Utah board OKs Snowbird’s Oktoberfest liquor permit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T22:36:43.449-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As expected, high-alcohol beer, wine and spirits will flow at Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, after the state liquor board unanimously approved the ski resort’s request for a single-event permit. Tuesday’s decision, approved by a 5-0 vote, puts to rest a month-long controversy that brought national publicity to the state and involved a special hearing with Utah lawmakers. “It’s clear this is a valuable community event and there is tremendous support for it,” board chairman David Glad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58104754@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:36:43 MDT Gusto — formerly BrewHaHa — can finally serve beer, wine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58109237-223/gusto-jones-license-restaurant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58109237-223/gusto-jones-license-restaurant.html.csp">Gusto — formerly BrewHaHa — can finally serve beer, wine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T22:32:30.703-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It took nearly a year, but Bryce Jones, owner of Gusto! can finally serve alcohol at his Sugar House restaurant. On Tuesday, the state liquor commission granted the restaurant — formerly known as BrewHaHa — a limited-service restaurant license, which allows guests to order wine or beer with their meals. “I’m very relieved,” Jones said after the commission’s unanimous 5-0 vote. “It means we can serve a glass of wine with salmon, steak or lamb chops.” While the liquor license saga is over for Gust...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58109237@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:32:30 MDT We said. They did. Immigration and Oktoberfest ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58110198-82/utah-immigration-sltrib-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58110198-82/utah-immigration-sltrib-state.html.csp">We said. They did. Immigration and Oktoberfest ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T17:46:02.516-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 05:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Don’t tell them. But it looks like some Utah state officials are taking our advice. We said this: “ ... immigration is a federal issue. State lawmakers shouldn’t meddle. Local law enforcement should not be burdened. “Utahns should accept the end of HB497 and lobby our members of Congress to do their job on that issue.” — from the June 21 Tribune editorial, “Judge wise to void Utah’s immigration crackdown” They did this: — Utah legislators join letter urging immigration reform — Lee Davidson | Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58110198@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:46:02 MDT