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2020-11-23 5:35:37 PM  
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2020-11-23 5:38:59 PM  
PA just went one step further. No bars and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol from 5 PM 11/25 to 8 AM 11/26.
 
2020-11-23 5:59:51 PM  
The secret is to have been stocking up all along...

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2020-11-23 6:00:45 PM  
You thought 2020 couldnt get worse? Wait till the government shuts down on december 11 and that the eviction moratorium ends on december 31.
 
2020-11-23 6:02:42 PM  
this is actually a measure to ensure that we all will be able to get alcohol. which, btw, thanks for the reminder...
 
2020-11-23 6:03:41 PM  
My buddy, who barely drinks, made a lot of homemade cider. Bottled six beer-sized servings for me. It wasn't half bad. He's stopping by on Wednesday to trade the empties for full ones. I'm being a good friend by recycling and helping him make a dent on his booze stash.
 
2020-11-23 6:04:48 PM  
Not a problem in the green states.
Unless you don't have cash.
 
2020-11-23 6:05:40 PM  
This is going to really screw up my Shadowlands launch experience.
 
2020-11-23 6:05:57 PM  

kbronsito: My buddy, who barely drinks, made a lot of homemade cider. Bottled six beer-sized servings for me. It wasn't half bad. He's stopping by on Wednesday to trade the empties for full ones. I'm being a good friend by recycling and helping him make a dent on his booze stash.


Beer sized servings? Like a bucket?
 
2020-11-23 6:11:19 PM  
The limit doesn't apply to beer, wine or giftsets.

Good. Is 20 bottles of scotch considered a giftset? Do I need to put a ribbon on one or the bottles or something?
 
2020-11-23 6:14:28 PM  

ComaToast: The limit doesn't apply to beer, wine or giftsets.

Good. Is 20 bottles of scotch considered a giftset? Do I need to put a ribbon on one or the bottles or something?


you just get a bunch of free glasses
 
2020-11-23 6:17:23 PM  
Only amateurs leave this sort of thing to chance.
 
2020-11-23 6:18:03 PM  
I wonder if their distributors are having problems with supply, or if there is maybe a behind-the-scenes dispute over wholesale pricing (since Meijer is apparently the only retailer in Michigan doing this).
 
2020-11-23 6:19:33 PM  

ComaToast: The limit doesn't apply to beer, wine or giftsets.

Good. Is 20 bottles of scotch considered a giftset? Do I need to put a ribbon on one or the bottles or something?


20 boltlles fofof  sco


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its relly fkcsing ffkcks gooooood mann
 
2020-11-23 6:20:22 PM  
...But, you see, all 14 boxes are gifts that I intend to send to friends in lieu of visiting them for the holidays. Totally not for myself.
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Also, would you happen to have anymore of these giftsets in the back?
 
2020-11-23 6:22:14 PM  

greentea1985: PA just went one step further. No bars and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol from 5 PM 11/25 to 8 AM 11/26.


Well, Skanksgiving is gonna be lame in PA this year.
 
2020-11-23 6:23:57 PM  
This would never happen in Wisconsin. If there's one thing both parties in our state agree on, it's that you never fark with the alcohol supply.
 
2020-11-23 6:24:29 PM  
Also, the limit is only on individual brands, so you can buy as much liquor as you want, but only two Jim Beams, two Jack Daniels, etc.
 
2020-11-23 6:27:27 PM  
The war against the Long Island Ice Tea rages on.
 
2020-11-23 6:34:58 PM  
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2020-11-23 6:37:22 PM  
The last time I went to an ABC store about a week ago just to get a single handle of Tito's vodka there was this old woman with literally a grocery cart absolutely full of a variety of booze. I kind of wanted to inquire what her plans were but thought that would be prying...it probably involved raccoons, neodymium lasers and harnesses
 
2020-11-23 6:40:15 PM  
My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.
 
2020-11-23 6:47:57 PM  

gregario: My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.


Is that not... just how normal stores handle liquor all the time?  It's at least a pretty common way for places to handle the fact that sale hours for alcohol are regulated and don't match the hours of the overall store basically everywhere I've ever lived, though I guess in retrospect it's not universal or anything.
 
2020-11-23 6:50:18 PM  

greentea1985: PA just went one step further. No bars and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol from 5 PM 11/25 to 8 AM 11/26.


That doesn't surprise me, given how much their liquor laws suck.
 
2020-11-23 6:54:08 PM  

gregario: My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.


That's forced by some cities and states. Do other grocers in the city sell liquor alongside food aisles? Meijer tried arguing with a Wisconsin city over this, but some places are hell bent on making alcohol sales less convenient.
 
2020-11-23 6:57:21 PM  

wxboy: Also, the limit is only on individual brands, so you can buy as much liquor as you want, but only two Jim Beams, two Jack Daniels, etc.


and.....

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2020-11-23 7:04:46 PM  

greentea1985: PA just went one step further. No bars and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol from 5 PM 11/25 to 8 AM 11/26.


Nein! Your papers, please.
 
2020-11-23 7:07:20 PM  

T Baggins: gregario: My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.

That's forced by some cities and states. Do other grocers in the city sell liquor alongside food aisles? Meijer tried arguing with a Wisconsin city over this, but some places are hell bent on making alcohol sales less convenient.


I don't live in Missouri but travelled there many times for work. You can buy liquor in Walmart just like buying Pepsi. Their are a couple of aisle stocked well. Stick in the cart, pay at the checkout with your light bulbs, flip flops, dog food and motor oil.
 
2020-11-23 7:07:55 PM  

The_Sponge: greentea1985: PA just went one step further. No bars and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol from 5 PM 11/25 to 8 AM 11/26.

That doesn't surprise me, given how much their liquor laws suck.


And their Governor!

Try the veal.
 
2020-11-23 7:12:12 PM  

gregario: My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.


My Meijer store has the booze and beer section located between the freezer section and the soft drinks still, as a set of regular aisles.
 
2020-11-23 7:27:17 PM  

wxboy: I wonder if their distributors are having problems with supply, or if there is maybe a behind-the-scenes dispute over wholesale pricing (since Meijer is apparently the only retailer in Michigan doing this).


I think the wholesale price is set by the State so it might be more a supply issue than pricing.  Earlier in the year, there was a problem with one of the  liquor wholesalers making a logistical change that caused certain brands to be in short supply.
 
2020-11-23 7:34:55 PM  

T Baggins: gregario: My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.

That's forced by some cities and states. Do other grocers in the city sell liquor alongside food aisles? Meijer tried arguing with a Wisconsin city over this, but some places are hell bent on making alcohol sales less convenient.


In Ontario beer sales in grocery stores is still fairly new.
In order for a cashier to sell you alcohol the cashiers had to have the same basic serving certificate as a waiter or waitress so most stores only have one lane open with an "Beer Sale Here" sign.

One very smart owner of a large grocery store here took it onto paying for every cashier over the age of 18 to be certified and so 90% of the checkouts accept beer sales.
It was genius on his part and he probably sells more beer than any other grocery store because he made it so much easier.
 
2020-11-23 7:56:14 PM  

berylman: The last time I went to an ABC store about a week ago just to get a single handle of Tito's vodka there was this old woman with literally a grocery cart absolutely full of a variety of booze. I kind of wanted to inquire what her plans were but thought that would be prying...it probably involved raccoons, neodymium lasers and harnesses


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/the left side says, "I assure you I'm not an alcoholic! I'm just throwing a party!"
//I bet you can figure out the right side
///3
 
2020-11-23 8:19:22 PM  
How is one supposed to survive a day with only 2 liters of McCormick?
 
2020-11-23 8:32:09 PM  

kbronsito: My buddy, who barely drinks, made a lot of homemade cider. Bottled six beer-sized servings for me. It wasn't half bad. He's stopping by on Wednesday to trade the empties for full ones. I'm being a good friend by recycling and helping him make a dent on his booze stash.


Craft brewers make good friends.
 
2020-11-23 8:35:37 PM  

Jim_Callahan: gregario: My local Meijer recently did something stupid, which is par for the course. They turned their alcohol section into a "store within the store", instead of having it all in the regular aisles like everything else. You now have to purchase your alcohol separately from your groceries. Nice job making it more inconvenient! But the jokes on them since there is a huge liquor store right across the street from them, with a huge selection.

Is that not... just how normal stores handle liquor all the time?  It's at least a pretty common way for places to handle the fact that sale hours for alcohol are regulated and don't match the hours of the overall store basically everywhere I've ever lived, though I guess in retrospect it's not universal or anything.


In Michigan, you just put the liquor on shelves. You get carded at the checkout. Registers won't ring up the liquor after 2 am.
 
2020-11-24 6:33:05 AM  
meanmutton: ...<snip>... In Michigan, you just put the liquor on shelves. You get carded at the checkout. Registers won't ring up the liquor after 2 am.

Yep, 2am to 7am, plus the state allows local/county prohibitions until noon on Sundays, and bans any alcohol sales from midnight to noon on December 25. For reasons wholly unrelated to any particular religion, as is made clear by the law's reference to a date rather than a holiday!
 
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