N.Y. Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Section 54-B
Beer tasting

Any person holding a retail license to sell beer under this chapter shall be permitted to conduct consumer tastings of beer upon such person’s licensed premises. All such tastings shall be subject to the following limitations:


Tastings of beer shall be conducted by the licensee or an authorized agent of the licensee. Provided, however, a licensed beer or cider wholesaler shall not serve as the authorized agent for another entity, nor shall a licensed beer or cider wholesaler be involved in any manner with a beer tasting conducted by another entity.


No more than three samples of beer may be provided to a person in one calendar day.


No sample may exceed three fluid ounces.


No tasting shall be held during the hours prohibited by the provisions of § 105 (Provisions governing licensees to sell at retail for consumption off the premises)section one hundred five of this chapter.


Any liability stemming from a right of action resulting from a tasting authorized by this section and in accordance with the provisions of sections 11-100 and 11-101 of the general obligations law shall accrue to the licensee.


No person under the age of twenty-one shall be permitted to serve a sample or handle an open container of beer.

Source: Section 54-B — Beer tasting, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ABC/54-B (updated Oct. 20, 2023; accessed Mar. 2, 2024).

Mar. 2, 2024

Last modified:
Oct. 20, 2023

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