Everyone likes a good happy hour. This is beyond debate. When it comes to permitted liquor establishments in Ohio, violation of the “rules” of happy hour, can make a pub sad. As one of the most heavily regulated industries in Ohio, not surprisingly, there are very specific rules that licensed liquor establishments must comply with when it comes to happy hour. As with most things alcohol-related, the State of Ohio heavily regulates what establishments can and cannot offer to patrons during happy hour(s). Ohio is not unique. Many states have restrictive rules for happy hours for … [Read more...] about Happy Hour Rules! (Really… Happy Hour Rules)
On April 30, 2015, Gov. John Kasich approved a new law which permits municipalities and townships with a population greater than 35,000 to create outdoor refreshment areas (“ORA”). Much press surrounded this new law as it was introduced in the Ohio House and signed into law less than three months later, an incredibly fast moving bill. Representatives from the Cincinnati area were pushing for the new law so an ORA could be established in time for the All Star Game on July 14, 2015. Many were intrigued about the possibility of “Bourbon Street” like atmospheres around the State as open container … [Read more...] about Where are the Outdoor Refreshment Areas?
Greetings Dayton, we are Kevin Connell and Adam Armstrong. We are lawyers from the Dayton-based law firm of Freund, Freeze and Arnold. We co-founded a practice group within the firm which we call “Ohio Beer Counsel.” We represent start-up and established breweries and distilleries in all manners of the brewery and distillery business. Dayton Most Metro asked that we help inform the Miami Valley and answer the curious questions orbiting around the burgeoning craft been scene. The first question is obvious: why does the world need beer lawyers? As lawyers, we learned the Socratic … [Read more...] about Introducing Ohio Beer Counsel