Alcohol Regulation 101

After the repeal of federal Prohibition in 1933, Congress passed the 21st Amendment, giving the states the primary authority to regulate and tax alcohol. Each state has its own set of alcohol policies that reflect its unique community standards and needs. These variations have created a tapestry of laws, rules and regulations across the United States.

These resources seek to provide a historical background on alcohol regulation and an overview of the important elements of the U.S. alcohol regulatory environment.