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Retail/Non-Retail Relationships

Washington state has laws and rules regarding the relationship between alcohol manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. (RCW 66.28.010. WAC 314-12-114) Following is a list of important rules you need to know:

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Keg Sales

Any licensee who sells beer for off-premises consumption in kegs or other containers holding four or more gallons of beer must: Require the purchaser to provide at least one piece

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Tavern License

TAVERN LICENSEES ARE ALLOWED TO: Serve beer by the bottle or can or by tap for on-premises consumption. Serve wine for on-premises consumption. Sell beer and/or wine in the original,

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What You Can Sell

BEER AND/OR WINE RESTAURANT LICENSEES MAY SELL: Beer and wine by the opened bottle or can or by tap for on-premises consumption. Beer and wine in the original, unopened containers

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Protecting your License

The following suggestions could help you protect yourself, your business, and your license: Have a written company policy that clearly spells out your rules for dealing with intoxicated customers, checking

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Retail Liquor Advertising

Happy Hour The advertising of “Happy Hour” is permitted. Retailers cannot require the customer to purchase more than one drink at a time in order to receive a reduced price.

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Verifying Identification

In Washington state, it is illegal to sell or serve alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age or to allow a person under 21 to possess or consume alcohol

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Signs of Intoxication

Licensees and their employees need to know the signs of intoxication. This information can help you recognize when a customer has had too much to drink. It is illegal to

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Preventing Intoxication

Slow down service Try to casually avoid the customer’s table, and delay ordering and serving drinks. Suggest food Eating slows down the absorption of alcohol into the body. Also, the

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Financial Interest & Ownership

Policy Statement: Financial interest and/or ownership is allowed under the following conditions: An industry member in whose name a license or certificate of approval (COA) has been issued pursuant to

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Lodging

Motel License A motel license allows a motel to: Sell liquor in locked honor bars in no more than one-half of its guest rooms, provided that: Rooms are rented to

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Increasing Bar Revenues

Increasing Bar Revenues One Step at a Time By Robert Plotkin It’s hard to imagine there’s a restaurant or bar owner who would suggest his or her business wouldn’t greatly

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Caterer’s License

In 2014, the Washington State Legislature created a caterer’s license. The following rules became effective on Jan. 3, 2015: What is a caterer’s license? (1) A caterer’s license allows the

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Alcoholic root beer – the next big thing?

Could root beer, that fondly-remembered non-alcoholic drink from our childhoods, find new life as a real beer with alcohol content?

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Beer goes gluten-free

It’s hard to miss the fact that an increasing number of people are pursuing healthier diets, but until now, alcoholic beverages weren’t typically thought of as health food.