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If you are serving alcohol, we are serving you. If you are selling, serving or managing then this website is a place for you to learn, share and teach alongside others in the profession. We believe front line workers are in the most important role for making a difference when it comes to responsible alcohol service. Our goal is to help form opinions that will save lives and make serving and consuming alcohol safer and more enjoyable.
Our server and manager training programs are designed to teach alcohol establishment staff how to sell alcohol in ways that avoid sales to underage people and reduce the intoxication levels of patrons. Alcohol servers and sellers can help support a culture in which high-risk drinking is not acceptable. Reponsible alcohol service may involve preventive strategies - limiting the number of alcoholic beverages served per customer per hour, promoting the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages - as well as proactive strategies - preventing impaired patrons from driving and refusing to sell alcohol to obviously impaired and underage patrons (both types of sales are illegal in all states).
We provide a number of possible techniques and house policies that may work in an environment where you are serving or selling alcohol.
FAQs on “happy hour” changes Below are frequently asked questions regarding Public Act 99-0046 which went into effect on July 15, 2015: Q. Will I be able to offer “happy hour” specials by temporarily reducing the price of drinks at my establishment? A: Yes. This legislation permits licensees to offer discounted drinks for up to […]
Reducing Liability from Dram Shop Laws By Stephen K. Talpinsand H. Jacey Kaps© 2012 DRI. All rights reserved.
Source: Newsweek By Jacob Grier 5/23/15 Is it legal to mix beer and spirits together into the same cocktail, as bartenders have been doing for centuries? In 49 states, the answer is unequivocally yes. But in Virginia, a state known for having some of the nation’s most restrictive alcohol laws, the answer is […]
Source: Washington Examiner Nathan Rubbelke May 29, 2015 Powdered alcohol, given the green light by federal regulators in March, is facing battles across the country as state legislatures and federal politicians file legislation aimed at banning the newly approved product. Eighty-one bills seeking to ban or regulate powdered alcohol have been filed in […]
Jim Beam’s New Japanese Owners Remix Bourbon Brand Suntory needs to boost sales after pricey acquisition; pushing Kentucky bourbon in Japan Source: WSJ By Tripp Mickle and Eric Pfanner May 4, 2015 A temporary bar popped up in Tokyo’s Roppongi entertainment district last summer. Stacked on a long counter were 700 bottles […]
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