Alcoholic Beverage Control - Special Provisions Relating to Beer - Beer tasting

Published: 2015-09-18

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§ 54-b. Beer tasting. Any person holding a retail license to sell beer
under this chapter shall be permitted to conduct consumer tastings of
beer upon such person's licensed premises. All such tastings shall be
subject to the following limitations:

(a) Tastings of beer shall be conducted by the licensee or an
authorized agent of the licensee. Provided, however, a licensed beer or
cider wholesaler shall not serve as the authorized agent for another
entity, nor shall a licensed beer or cider wholesaler be involved in any
manner with a beer tasting conducted by another entity.

(b) No more than three samples of beer may be provided to a person in
one calendar day.

(c) No sample may exceed three fluid ounces.

(d) No tasting shall be held during the hours prohibited by the
provisions of sections one hundred five and one hundred five-a of this

(e) Any liability stemming from a right of action resulting from a
tasting authorized by this section and in accordance with the provisions
of sections 11-100 and 11-101 of the general obligations law shall
accrue to the licensee.

(f) No person under the age of twenty-one shall be permitted to serve
a sample or handle an open container of beer.