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Panel OKs Event Center Liquor Licenses In Idaho Resort Towns

A bill that would give more liquor licenses to conference centers in Idaho resort towns has cleared a Senate panel.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015


The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.



Honesty Bars: The Bars Where You Pay Whatever You Want

If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.


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Thurston Co. Sees Spike in Teens Stealing Booze

Since private stores started selling hard liquor in June, more teenagers in Thurston county are shoplifting booze that’s now available at grocery stores.


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More BevMo Stores Coming To Washington

The California liquor store chain BevMo is opening four more stores Washington. It has opened stores in Tacoma, Silverdale and Tukwila since June when the state privatized the liquor business.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2012

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State Liquor Sales Growing

Washington liquor sales are showing signs of continued strength after the state moved to a privatized system. State figures released Tuesday show that sales by volume were up 12 percent in August compared to the year earlier. That increase came despite prices being up 10 percent. Tax revenue was also up by about $4 million in the month.

CBS Seattle–10/10/2012

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Retailers Now Selling Booze In Washington

Metropolitan Market in Queen Anne held a midnight party and dozens of people showed up early Friday to be the first to buy liquor from a private retailer.

CBS Seattle–06/01/2012

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Guide to Seattle Area Distilleries

Since 2008, Washington has allowed small-scale distillers to sell and offer samples of their spirits if at least half the ingredients were sourced in WA. Now with I-1183, beginning March 1, Washington’s small distilleries are able to self-distribute to local restaurants and bars. The Seattle area is filled with great distilleries. Here are some of our favorites.


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Fate of WA Liquor Initiative has Distillers in Limbo

Washington’s craft distillers are finding themselves in a state of limbo following a judge’s ruling last week that could derail the voter-approved initiative that requires the state to get out of the liquor business.


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Liquor Prices May Rise In Washington

Washington’s new privatized system for the distribution of alcohol may cause the price of spirits to climb because of fees mandated by the new law.

CBS Seattle–02/03/2012