Utah Alcohol Laws

67 Primary Sources

Nov 15, 1851

JT recalls JS's leadership philosophy as teaching correct principles and letting them govern themselves.


BY had a whiskey distillery


MT recalls Mormon whiskey known as "valley tan."

Jan 1908

Edward H. Anderson encourages support of Prohibition in January 1908 Improvement Era.


JFG's hostile account of BY's distilleries

Jan 15, 1919

In 1919, Utah Ratifies 18th Amendment

Jan 16, 1919

The text of the 18th Amendment to the U.S Constitution.


Headlines on Utah repealing Prohibition

Dec 5, 1933

21st Amendment


Historian TGA's take on early 20th-century LDS views of prohibition


Scholarly overview of prohibition in Utah

Feb 10, 2003

Church involved in alcohol legislation

Jul 1, 2011

DN reports on lawsuit over Utah alcohol laws and elimination of "happy hour."

Nov 1, 2011

UHA files lawsuit against state over alcohol laws

Jan 22, 2012

State attorneys defend LDS Church in alcohol lawsuit

Jan 24, 2012

UHA files federal lawsuit to expand alcohol access

Mar 6, 2012

DH reports that UHA files federal lawsuit over Utah alcohol laws

Mar 25, 2012

Lawsuit over Utah alcohol laws

Mar 26, 2012

Utah alcohol lawsuit dismissed

Mar 26, 2012

UHA lawsuit re: Utah alcohol laws dismissed

Mar 26, 2012

Federal judge BJ dismisses Utah alcohol lawsuit.

Mar 27, 2012

Utah alcohol lawsuit dismissed

Apr 26, 2012

QSLM reports JBJ dismissed the UHA Utah alcohol lawsuit.

Aug 29, 2012

Lawsuit over Utah liquor laws

Aug 30, 2012

Utah alcohol lawsuit dismissed

Jan 21, 2014

Church Newsroom makes case for restrictive alcohol laws

Jan 21, 2014

Transcript of DTC answering questions about Utah alcohol laws

Jan 21, 2014

Church's position on recent alcohol laws

Jan 23, 2014

Church releases video opposing change to liquor laws

Mar 14, 2014

Utah's annual rate of alcohol-attributable deaths.

Mar 16, 2014

Utah has lowest per capita rate of alcohol-related deaths.

Nov 12, 2014

Poll on Utahns' views of liquor laws


Rhode Island Alcohol Law


Utah law changing Zion Curtain


Utah's alcohol-impaired driving fatalities and DUIs compared nationwide, 2017

Mar 1, 2017

Zion Curtain law changed

Apr 26, 2017

GW comments on Utah liquor laws

Jul 2, 2017

Zion Curtain law changed

Aug 27, 2017

USGPO lists date that Utah ratified the 18th Amendment.

Aug 27, 2017

Ratification of 21st Amendment by Utah.


Scholarly overview of Church's political influence.

Dec 2018

Pennsylvania Alcohol Law


USL defines alcohol limits in Utah law.

Feb 11, 2019

Church opposes new alcohol law

Feb 11, 2019

Church opposes recent alcohol law

Mar 26, 2019

BW reports that GH signed bill allowing increased alcohol weight/volume

Mar 26, 2019

KS of SLT reports on GH's SB132 law, which ups alcohol-content limits in stores.

Oct 18, 2019

Utah liquor laws hit "sweet spot"


Benefits of Liquor Control States


Background of DABC

Jan 5, 2020

SLT reports on Utah's LDS population.

May 12, 2020

Zion Curtain

Jul 2020

CDC Fact Sheet on Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Utah.

Dec 2020

Utah's Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Fatalities in 2018 and 2019

Dec 2020

Utah population growth driven mostly by net migration.

Dec 2020

State and County-Level Estimates for Utah Population Growth

Dec 21, 2020

Utah below national rates of binge drinking


Control State Directory and Info


VU posts tourist info on beer and liquor.


Private website provides summary of state liquor laws for tourists


Infographic for State Liquor Laws.


FAQ on Utah alcohol laws


State website provides tourist information on liquor laws


Utah's alcohol-impaired driving deaths and excessive drinking compared nationwide, 2021

Jan 14, 2021

SLT on LDS majority in Utah Legislature

Feb 9, 2021

SW law on alcohol.

Apr 8, 2021

Delaware Alcohol Laws