The 21st Amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933, ending Prohibition. (That makes Monday its birthday. Still time to get it something nice!) But while alcohol has been legal in the U.S. for the last 83 years, there are a lot of laws about how and when and where it can be sold and consumed.
We want to make sure you, our dear readers, stay on the right side of Johnny Law. So please be aware of these alcohol laws:
- In Colorado, riding a horse while under the influence of alcohol is considered a traffic infraction. Call Uber-Horse instead. Is that a thing? It should be.
- In one town in Texas, it’s illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. You wanted to sit anyways.
- Alabama doesn’t allow the sale of any booze with a label that shows any person(s) posed in an immodest or sensuous manner. Hold on a sec, I gotta go image-search “labels banned in Alabama.”
- Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont all have laws restricting happy hour and other drink specials. Good news: There are 42 other states.
- In Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s a crime to give alcohol to a moose. Hey, more beer for us.
- In 50 states, it’s perfectly legal to drink publicly as long as you deftly conceal it with a Solo cup.*
*This one is not true. We can dream, right? Don’t blame Drinking in America when you get busted.