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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Understanding Moderation

Part of responsible drinking is understanding that a standard drink of beer, distilled spirits and wine each contains the same amount of alcohol. It's not what you drink, it's how much that counts.

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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

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For more than 75 years, the spirits industry has adhered to a rigorous set of standards for beverage alcohol advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the Code.

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New Indiana alcohol law raises businesses' spirits

March 20, 2010 08:00 PM

Indiana's bars, restaurants, liquor stores and microbreweries hope to boost their business, thanks to a series of new alcohol provisions recently signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Effective March 12, the new statute extends Sunday drinking hours to 3 a.m. and repeals the prohibition of Election Day alcohol sales. Beginning July 1, Sunday carryout sales at microbreweries will be allowed.

Senate Enrolled Act 75 also aims to curtail underage access to alcohol by requiring any establishments that have carryout sales to card all customers who appear younger than 50.

Overall, owners of bars, restaurants and microbreweries say, the law -- which passed the legislature overwhelmingly -- should bring a slight uptick in business because they will have more hours, on Election Day and Sunday, to sell their products.

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CONTACT: Telephone: SCROLLER Publication Name: Indianapolis Star Publication Author: Julie Crothers


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