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Description of Program and Relief

Alcoholic Beverage Sales Off-Premises

On April 16, 2020, the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska issued emergency regulations suspending certain state statutes that prohibited businesses licensed to sell alcohol from selling alcoholic beverages off-premises. The regulations also permit certain licensees to offer curbside pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages (see eligibility requirements below).

Government or Lead Agency

Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance.

Dates Available

Effective April 16, 2020 through August 13, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The following licensees are permitted to offer curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages:

o Beverage Dispensary

o Brewery

o Brewpub

o Distillery

o Restaurant / Eating Place

o Package Store

o Winery

The following licensees are permitted to offer delivery of alcoholic beverages:

o Beverage Dispensary (with a Restaurant Designated Permit)

o Brewpub

o Restaurant/Eating Place

Alcoholic beverages purchased for either curbside pickup or home delivery must be “factory sealed” products that the licensee is ordinarily permitted to sell. Licensees must verify in person that the alcohol purchaser is not visibly drunk and is of drinking age. Alcoholic beverages purchased for home delivery must accompany the purchase of food, and alcoholic beverages cannot comprise more than 66.6% of the retail price of the total order. Licensees are prohibited from using third-party delivery services for home deliveries that include alcoholic beverages; the delivery person must be an employee or agent of the licensee.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

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Contact for More Information

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List of Additional Information

For additional information, please visit:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/9/pub/HomePage/ABC/EmergencyRegs.pdf


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