Scenario 1:An organization is putting on a one-day festival. The festival will have five separate locations within the same county, each with one beverage station, and outside vendors will be present. Is a license required for each individual beverage station?
You must have a license for each beverage station at each location. You will need to submit the application including all event locations and a $40 fee must be included for each license requested.
The nonprofit is deemed to not have control of the entire premises, or event location, because of the presence of outside vendors. Section 61-2-185(A)(3)
Scenario 2:An organization is having an event and a wholesaler and/or manufacturer would like to donate alcohol for the licensed event. Can they donate alcohol to the Special Nonprofit Event?
Wholesalers and/or manufacturers can donate alcohol.
Wholesalers can donate alcohol purchased from the supplier with an invoice for the cost of the alcohol along with the excise taxes paid.
Manufacturers can donate alcohol (through a wholesaler), equipment, and trained representatives to serve and pour alcohol at licensed nonprofit events.
Scenario 3:I own a brewpub and want to donate beer to a nonprofit organization holding a Special Nonprofit Event license.
Brewpubs can donate beer brewed at the brewpub. The brewpub must deliver the donated beer, together with the appropriate excise tax, to a willing wholesaler that operates in the territory where the Special Nonprofit Event is located. Scenario 4:An organization is putting on a festival with five beer, wine and liquor stations and multiple outside vendors. Will a license be required for each individual beverage station? Can a customer leave the stations with an open beer, wine and/or liquor?
This scenario would require a license for each individual station, due to the outside vendors. A customer can move freely throughout the event perimeter with beer or wine. The liquor is required to stay inside the confined area where it was sold.
Per Regulation 7-202.3: Restrictions on the Premises of Nonprofit Organizations Licensed to Sell Alcoholic Liquor by the Drink
“A. The premises of a nonprofit organization must be separate from the premises of any business operation, including business establishments licensed to sell alcoholic liquor by the drink. B. The premises of a nonprofit organization will be deemed separate if the organization has its own address and separate entrance, and is not connected with another business premises by common doorways or passageways, whether interior or exterior.”