Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, speaks during the Administrative Rules Committee meeting Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. State liquor officials explained to a panel of legislators why they had considered denying Snowbird Ski Resort’s request to pour beer at its annual Oktoberfest. The officials at the Monday meeting said they began interpreting state law more strictly. Some lawmakers, including Dabakis, cried foul, saying the approach has hurt Utah’s reputation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Beer is back on the table for a 40-year tradition at a Utah ski resort — Oktoberfest — after an apparent turnabout by the state liquor board.
The panel last month warned it might withhold a permit for the annual Snowbird Ski Resort event under a stricter interpretation of state law.
The warning, say critics, painted Utah as staunchly sober Login to read more