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Only in Utah: an Oktoberfest With no Beer May be Coming

UTAH'S STATE LIQUOR COMMISSION IS TIGHTENING UP, ON ISSUING PERMITS FOR WEEKEND EVENTS LIKE SNOWBIRD SKI RESORT'S ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST.

THE COMMISSION HAS APPROVED A PERMIT -- FOR THE SKI RESORT'S FATHER'S DAY BREWFEST, IN THREE WEEKS -- BUT SAID IT MAY NOT GREEN LIGHT ALCOHOL, FOR TWO MONTHS OF WEEKEND OKTOBERFEST EVENTS, THIS FALL.

COMMISSION OFFICIALS SAY THEY WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT THEY ARE RELUCTANT TO GIVE PERMITS TO FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

 

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