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Beer and Wine Delivery in Alaska? Wow! But Read the Order Carefully!

Apr 17, 2020 1:23:23 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins

In Alaska, the State Board approved alcohol pickup, and beer and wine deliveries.  The emergency regulation was signed and made effective on 4/16/20 and is set to expire on August 13, 2020 at this point.

However, before you jump in, there are rules and regulations to understand.  Below is a brief summary of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board Emergency Regulation.  And everyone should read the entire order before proceeding - click here to download.

delivery-truck-3331471_960_720Summary:

(1) the alcoholic beverage offered for sale is factory sealed;

(2) the licensee is permitted to sell the type of alcoholic beverage under the licensee's current license;

(3) a holder of an alcohol server education card who is an agent, excluding through third-party contract, or employee of the licensee takes the alcoholic beverage from the licensed premises to the location designated for curbside pickup;

( 4) the holder of an alcohol server education card verifies in person that the purchaser of the alcoholic beverage is 21 years of age or older as required under 3 AAC 304.425 and is not otherwise restricted from purchasing alcoholic beverages under AS 04.16.160, by requiring the purchaser to produce a valid driver's license or valid identification card; and

(5) the transaction is in accordance with AS 04.16.030.

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(b) A licensee that offers alcoholic beverages for curbside pickup must consent to inspections of the areas designated for curbside pickup, excluding private vehicles, at all reasonable times and in a reasonable manner by investigative personnel of the board or by other peace officers acting in their official capacity. This section is not intended to limit the existing powers of investigative personnel.

(c) A licensee providing curbside pickup shall provide written information regarding their license and curbside service on a form designated by the Director.

(d) For purposes of this section,

(1) "curbside pickup" means a parking place designated by a licensee for pickup of food or alcoholic beverages or an area not greater than 50 feet of an entry to a Iicensee' s business premises.

(2) "factory sealed" means in a closed, manufacturer-sealed or packaged bottle or can, or a licensee sealed, tamper proofed, and labeled growler of beer.

3 AAC 304.925. Home delivery. (a) Notwithstanding 3 AAC 304. l 85(a) - (t) and 3 AAC 304.635(b ), a beverage dispensary licensee under AS 04.11.090, a restaurant or eating place licensee under AS 04.11.100, or a brewpub licensee under AS 04.11.135 may permit home delivery of beer or wine sold at retail only if:

(I) the order of beer or wine accompanies an order of a meal;

(2) the beer or wine offered for sale is factory sealed;

(3) the licensee is permitted to sell beer or wine under the licensee's current license;

( 4) the licensee does not use a third-party delivery service;

(5) a holder of an alcohol server education card who is an agent, excluding through third-party contract, or employee of the licensee takes the beer or wine from the licensed premises to a residence for home delivery;

(6) the purchaser is at home and available to confirm the purchase at the time of

home delivery;

(7) a holder of an alcohol server education card verifies that the purchaser of the

alcoholic beverage is 21 years of age or older and is not otherwise restricted from purchasing

alcoholic beverages under AS 04.16.160, by requiring the purchaser to produce a valid driver's

license or valid identification card; and

((8) the transaction is in accordance with AS 04.16.030.

(b) For purposes of this section,

(I) "factory sealed' means in a closed, manufacturer-sealed or packaged bottle or

can or a licensee sealed, tamper proofed, and labeled growler of beer.

(2) "meal" means food purchased at a retail price that is at least fifty percent of

the retail price of the alcohol purchase accompanying the order.

 

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Lynn Skurla Perkins

Written by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.

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