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Indiana Beer Laws

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by rlee1390, May 8, 2012.

  1. rlee1390

    rlee1390 Savant (470) Indiana Mar 6, 2010

    In the fall/late summer I'll be moving to Bloomington to start work on my PhD. Are there any crazy beer laws I should know about? Thanks.
     
  2. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    No carry out sales on Sundays is the big one. If you're planning to watch football and drink beer all day Sunday (cuz what else would you do???), make sure you plan ahead.
     
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  3. denimdemon

    denimdemon Savant (420) Indiana Mar 8, 2009

    There are no carryout sales form package stores, but breweries are allowed (as of 2010) to sell carryout beer on Sunday. So, you could go over to Upland and get a growler filled or bottles there, but not to a Big Red Liquors down the street.
     
  4. FalconA

    FalconA Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2011

    Groceries are also not allowed to sell cold beer. Many of the remaining bottles of Rare are roasting on the shelves at various Krogers.
     
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  5. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Good to know. Wouldn't have helped me last year in Terre Haute though :(
     
  6. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    ID required for any alcohol purchase.
     
  7. denimdemon

    denimdemon Savant (420) Indiana Mar 8, 2009

    There's very little that can help the poor, hapless souls trapped in Terre Haute, I'm afraid.
     
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  8. rlee1390

    rlee1390 Savant (470) Indiana Mar 6, 2010

    Thanks guys. I guess not buying on Sunday isn't that bad compared to abv caps and PA's case law.
     
  9. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (390) Indiana Oct 10, 2009

    No but Paris could have
     
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  10. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Haha, we definitely made a trip or two there in times of need :D
     
  11. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (390) Indiana Oct 10, 2009

    Yep there were lots of sundays where I woke up and realized I drank all of the beer, only to make the trek to restock.
     
  12. Hey question regarding this law. I lived in Indiana most of my life and never have been able to purchase beer anywhere to go on Sundays, but the day after Dark Lord (a Sunday) I stopped into FFF to see what was left on tap, and they were selling beer to go. There was a large line just for to gos. How do breweries have the ability to sell on Sundays in Indiana when no one else can?
     
  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    I wasn't aware the law had changed either, but denimdemon says it's been that way since 2010. Progress :)

     
  14. kiwifuz

    kiwifuz Aficionado (175) Indiana Oct 27, 2005

    Yep breweries are allowed to sell to go beer just like wineries can sell wine. There is a limit though on the number of cases/growlers/etc that you can buy at one time. Also the location has to actually brew on premises. So a non-brewing pub branch of a brewery that might sell their beer to go can not sell it on Sundays (Upland's Indy tap room, Barley Island's short lived pub, BJ's, etc).

    Also, not every brewery is open and chooses to sell on Sundays, but most do.
     

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