Dec 302017
 
Alcohol limits set by states.
File STATEALC.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Various Text files
Alcohol limits set by states.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BEERALCO.TXT 4186 1161 deflated

Download File STATEALC.ZIP Here

Contents of the BEERALCO.TXT file



Based on the latest data compliled by the Beer Institute (formerly the United
States Brewers Association), the maximum permissible alcoholic contents for
beverages sold in the various states is as follows:

STATE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT

Alabama 4% by weight, 5% by volume
Alaska No limit
Arizona No limit
Arkansas 5% by weight for most malt beverages
California 4% by weight for beer;no limit for ale, etc.
Colorado 3.2% by weight except for malt liquor
Connecticut No limit
Delaware No limit
District of Columbia No limit
Florida 3.2% in dry counties; no limit elsewhere
Georgia 6% by volume
Hawaii No limit
Idaho 4% by weight in nonstate stores
Illinois No limit in most areas
Indiana No limit
Iowa 5% by weight in nonstate stores
Kansas 3.2% by weight except for liquor store
package sales
Kentucky No limit in most areas
Louisiana 6% by volume in most areas;3.2% by weight
in dry areas
Maine No limit
Maryland No limit
Massachusetts 12% by weight
Michigan No limit
Minnesota 3.2% by weight for most malt beverages
Mississippi 4% by weight
Missouri 3.2% by weight. Exception: 5% or "malt
liquor"
Montana 7% by weight
Nebraska No limit
Nevada No limit
New Hampshire 6% by volume in nonstate stores
New Jersey No limit
New Mexico No limit
New York No limit
North Carolina 6% by volume
North Dakota No limit
Ohio 6% by weight
Oklahoma 3.2% by weight except for liquor store
package sales
Oregon 4% by weight for beer; 8% by weight for
other malt beverages
Pennsylvania No limit
Rhode Island No limit
South Carolina 5% by weight
South Dakota 3.2% by weight for "low point beer"; 6% by
weight for "high point"
Tennessee 5% by weight for most malt beverages
Texas 4% by weight for "beer"; no limit for others
Utah 3.2% by weight in nonstate stores
Vermont 6% by volume in nonstate stores
Virginia No limit
Washington 8% by weight in nonstate stores and
unlicensed establishments
West Virginia 4.2% by weight; 6% by volume
Wisconsin 5% by weight for most malt beverages
Wyoming No limit

In order to accommodate the differences in state regulations, most national
brands are brewed in two strengths, one at 3.2%, the other as high as 5.0%
alcohol by weight.

>Bonus Question: How does 'light beer' differ from the 3.2%
>beer?

Light beers range from 2.4 to 3.2% by weight.

-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
John E. Greene Everyone needs something to believe in. I believe
Sr. Staff Engineer I'll have another homebrew!
Desktalk Systems Inc.
(213) 323-5998 internet: [email protected]

------------------------------


 December 30, 2017  Add comments

Leave a Reply