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    MOA Beer Garden at SLC

    Morning all, and Happy New Year!

    Just read an email from Rally Chair Greg Feeler.
    The MOA will NOT be in charge of the rally's Beer Garden. {sigh}
    As always, probably for multiple reasons.
    Every year, there is always some issue or another. Most of the time, 98% of rally goers never see it, which is good! But once more, we will have to "wait til next year!"
    Ride safely. Rest assured that I will make the wonderful trek through the Midwest from Ct. once more. Come up and say "hi", and we'll fantasize that we're working together again.

    MAD DOG 2016 BG Chair, Hamburg, NY. et alii
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    Oh, the fun we'll have!

    And next year they'll put you back in the Bier Garten just to keep us out of trouble

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    You will be able to enjoy the Rally for a change! ;>)
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    My dear friends Voni and Darryl:

    I think that I get into MORE trouble when I'm NOT running the Bier Garten!!!

    Having said that , I really wish to do it year after year, and see good friends cycle through.

    MAD DOG 2016 BG Chair Hamburg NY, et alii

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    You could open a speak easy. Put up a large tent in a different spot every day, have a secret password and sell bootleg beer.
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    Utah Alcohol Sales Complexities

    Sorry to hear MadDog. It was a fine and fun experience working with you at Hamburg! I can certainly understand the difficulties and complexities.

    I'd suggest that anyone take a look at the Wikipedia article regarding alcohol in Utah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_Utah) and then you'll understand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Sorry to hear MadDog. It was a fine and fun experience working with you at Hamburg! I can certainly understand the difficulties and complexities.

    I'd suggest that anyone take a look at the Wikipedia article regarding alcohol in Utah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_Utah) and then you'll understand...
    Indeed. Given it is Utah it might be a wonder we can drink beer at all. But as long as their folk make the profit I guess it must be OK. Note from the link above that we might be restricted to 3.2% beer. Not sure. Yet to be determined.
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    Really sorry to hear that piece of news Mad Dog.

    I really enjoyed working with you at Hamburg.
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    This is from the Visit Salt Lake web site that is linked to the Rally 17 of the BMWMOA

    On-premise beer: Bowling alleys, arenas, outdoor festivals, and a handful of taverns and lounges serve only 4.0% ABV beer. There is no food requirement to purchase drinks from these establishments, which can start serving beer at 10:00 a.m.

    And if I'm reading this right all draft beer is 4.0% beer.

    You can get high-point beer—that is, any beer over 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV)—at most bars and restaurants, but it must be served in bottles. Anything on tap is 4.0% ABV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by story View Post
    This is from the Visit Salt Lake web site that is linked to the Rally 17 of the BMWMOA

    On-premise beer: Bowling alleys, arenas, outdoor festivals, and a handful of taverns and lounges serve only 4.0% ABV beer. There is no food requirement to purchase drinks from these establishments, which can start serving beer at 10:00 a.m.

    And if I'm reading this right all draft beer is 4.0% beer.

    You can get high-point beer—that is, any beer over 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV)—at most bars and restaurants, but it must be served in bottles. Anything on tap is 4.0% ABV.
    Wonderful. Just wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Indeed. Given it is Utah it might be a wonder we can drink beer at all. But as long as their folk make the profit I guess it must be OK. Note from the link above that we might be restricted to 3.2% beer. Not sure. Yet to be determined.
    and that's what it's all about.
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    Grocery store/C-store beer is 3.2. Hi-point beer is available at state liquor stores, as are wine and spirits, and there are two such stores within reasonable riding distance of the rally site. Or, you could take TRAX or bus from the fairgrounds. There is also a dedicated state wine store in SLC, should you oenophiles wish a more exclusive selection. And, most sit-down restaurants have alcohol available as well. SLC has several microbreweries producing great beers--I'm partial to the Polygamy Porter myself--as well as local distilleries where one can sometimes gat a wee sample.

    UT liquor laws are vastly more open than they were 30 years ago when I moved here. Gone are the mini-bottles and the hunt for the little window--much like a confessional--where they were sold. No more personal bottles in a private locker at your favorite dining establishment or watering hole, and brown-bagging with corkage fees has pretty much disappeared. So while still weird, liquor laws in UT are not that much weirder than many other places. Just try to buy a drink at a local eatery after touring the Jack Daniels distillery, for example. 😁

    So, getting your whistle wet in SLC will not be a problem!
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    What is a state liquor store
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    What is a state liquor store
    There's one across the street. Opens at 11, closes at 7. Be forewarned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by story View Post
    [COLOR="#FF0000"]On-premise beer: Bowling alleys, arenas, outdoor festivals, and a handful of taverns and lounges serve only 4.0% ABV beer.

    And if I'm reading this right all draft beer is 4.0% beer.
    Damn, why bother.
    I just looked in my beer frig and they range from 7% to 9%.
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