Popular hard seltzers to be scarcer in Utah under new law
Mar 3, 2022, 4:34 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hard seltzer drinkers in Utah will likely have their choices on grocery store shelves cut in half under legislation that passed the Legislature.
Lawmakers acted Thursday in their latest update to strict alcohol laws in the state that’s home to the alcohol-eschewing Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The clampdown is for drinks containing food flavorings with trace amounts of ethyl alcohol.
That makes certain seltzer flavors technically illegal to sell in Utah stores.
Up to 39 of the 80 approved types of hard seltzers would likely have to go, including some made by well-known brands.
The bill must still be signed by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.