As reported by World magazine (July 4, 2009):
Some of Utah’s prohibition-minded alcohol laws will be officially loosened today. Beer lovers may celebrate the rift in the so-called “Zion Curtain” that has up until this day prohibited bars from operating normally in Utah, as establishments will be able to serve alcohol to customers without first making them join a “private club.” The state’s traditional hard line on alcohol can be traced directly to the Mormon Church, which frowns upon alcohol consumption.
Does that mean when John Calvin’s 500th birthday arrives on July 10, more people in Utah will give a toast?
(For the readers’ curiosity, I will pass on the Calvinus Beer.)
I never did understand why the Utah State law outlawed making any place dry. Some states are dry by default. Some very liberal states can have localities vote themselves dry.