Guidance for Alcoholic Beverage Licensees and Agency Liquor Stores Effective


Update

To serve their customers in a healthful environment, businesses should make reasonable efforts to develop and implement appropriate policies based on industry best practices during this emergency.

Days and hours of operation for all licenses types and agency liquor stores revert back to those outlined in Title 16, MCA.

Continued Allowances

All licensees must follow all laws pertaining to the Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Act (16-4-1001, MCA).

All licensees may:

  • Take orders and payments on the phone or by computer.
  • Sell for delivery, curbside pickup, drive-up or take-out for off-premises consumption prior to closing time.
    • Licensees and their employees (with server training, but no age requirement) may carry alcohol in original packaging1 curbside or to a parking area. This includes growlers with beer and table wine.
    • Licensees and their employees (at least 21 and with server training) may deliver alcohol “off-site” in original packaging1. This includes growlers with beer and table wine.

Selling Alcohol for Off-Premises Consumption

All licensees may sell alcohol for off-premises consumption prior to closing time.

All-Beverage and Beer Licensees

All-beverage and beer licensees may:

  • Sell alcoholic beverages in individual servings2 for take-out only. The buyer assumes liability for local or state regulations regarding open container laws.
    • Licensees employees must be at least 18 and have server training.

Breweries

Breweries may:

  • Sell only in original packaging1, including growlers with beer.

Wineries

Wineries may:

  • Sell only in original packaging1, including growlers with wine.

Distilleries

Distilleries may:

  • Sell only up to 1.75 liters per person per day.
  • Sell only in original packaging1.

Restaurant Beer and Wine Licensees

Restaurant beer and wine licensees may:



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