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Know Liquor Laws Before Launching a Great Beer Idea

As the popularity of craft beer continues to grow, the innovative establishments and manners in which to offer craft are on the rise. Everyone wins in the presence of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. However, progress is sometimes limited by the bounds of the law. Unfortunately, the limits aren't always vast. 

For instance, Rule 50 of the Rules of the Liquor Control Commission of Ohio requires liquor permit holders to maintain a schedule of prices, on the premises, for all alcoholic drinks to be sold. This seems pretty basic, but the scheduled prices must be effective for at least a month and the prices for any item on the schedule may not vary throughout the month. The only exception, happy hour before 9:00 p.m. 

It's the nuances of the law that can keep a great idea from becoming reality, or at least making it more difficult. Proactive education and understanding of Ohio's liquor laws can save you time, headache and money in the long run.

Contact OBC with questions.