Great idea. People just love it when government imposes new and arbitrary
regulations to impose on businesses and stifle the local economy.
Just what we don't need.
Just what we need to decrease the number of people driving home from community
events while under the influence. If stifling the local economy is based on
public safety it is a great idea.
@4601: So presumably you're in favor of strict gun controls, or even an
I've got a solution, let's legalize Marijuana use in Utah. Then these
people won't be drunk when they drive home.
People die because of DUI's. People die because of speeding. People die
because of distracted driving. If your against events serving alcohol then you
should also be against people having cell phones or a car.
@4601Sounds to me it's a case of again trying to fix a problem
that doesn't exist. What problems have arisen, accidents the result of, the
previous six festivals? That's what I thought.I agree with
previous commenter that if you really want to improve highway safety then ban
I understand that the DABC is trying to "follow the rules", but the
bigger issue is that Utah's liquor laws are out of the 1890's and the
rest of the country laughs at us. This is the kind of article that a late night
host could build into their monologue.
I was bored enough to read this article... sounds like the Commission is more
bored than me!Really? Again, I thought this was Utah were the GOP
believes in the "hands-off" theory of government?
I would love to hear the justification for this. I would bet a serious amount
of money that's hilariously misguided.
Seems like most of you commenting have never been in states with more strict
alcohol laws. Try buying liquor in Pennsylvania or New York. Most of the East
Coast states have more strict laws on alcohol and private venues then Utah. You
should feel good that Utah hasn't passed some of the ridiculous PA laws.
This will bless everyone because we need more governmental regulation.
point is most dont drink. most dont go to october fest. people who go to october
fest are having fun and being active burning the beer in their systems up quit
fast. it is a good natured event. i go with my wife and 2 kids and have never
gotton drunk even after 5 beers spread about 8 hours of playing.
Is there an actual problem they are trying to solve with this?
No beer at the 4-decade-old Oktoberfest? That is like no wine at Trader
Joe's, which is the main reason it was originally established. Oh, wait a
minute, that is already the case in Utah.
So what is the objective?? I just saw the Heber State liquer blg. & was
stunned at it's beauty. Is the state wanting more $ for an already
@Brawtman: But we're not talking about Pennsylvainia or New York.
Just because other places have stupid laws too doesn't mean we
shouldn't fight stupid laws here in Utah. I'm not much of
a drinker, but this is ridiculous!
We hold a rootin, tootin' Octoberfest every year without a drop of alcohol.
There are many alternatives for celebrating the genius contributions of Germans.
Have a musicfest celebrating German composers, or a story and artfest feting
the Brothers Grimm and the rich German literary and artistic heritage. Or a
sciencefest to celebrate the achievements of the brilliant German scientists.
You can grill brats, serve pretzels and mustard, apple desserts and let the root
beer flow (hey this is America after all.) I am sure King Ludwig would not
object, he was an enthusiastic patron of the arts.
I love when people cry about the Federal government over-stepping their bounds
(at least when it's a Democratic president) but are oblivious to the state
government doing the same thing. This is nothing more than a small group of
"morality police" trying to force their beliefs and lifestyle on
everyone. They have no problem with Snowbird's excessive expansion slowly
ruining the beautiful land, but God forbid we have alcohol!
@Brawtman...Incorrect about New York and Pennsylvania liquor laws even though it
has nothing to do with Utah's archaic liquor laws. I'm a New York
transplant and have family directly outside Philadelphia. Yes. Pennsylvania is a
controlled State but not even a close comparison to Utah. In closing, you
obviously have never spent a Summer in The Hamptons or Lake George if you
believe for one second New York State's liquor laws are not consumer
friendly. Most definitely you will not find a watered down beer in either of
these States or the entire East Coast for that matter.
@PLM...Fantastic idea. Have a German Science Fest and "let the root beer
flow at your next BBQ. Meanwhile since I am a legal adult I believe that I have
the right to enjoy a beer at Oktoberfest while alcohol is still legal in this
State. Let me guess...This wouldn't be considered a government overreach in
your mind but commonsense gun control is.