Did you know that in Utah, churches that serve sacramental wine as a part of communion are required to be licensed by the state? Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has a 17-page document that churches must fill out and the pastor has to undergo a criminal background check.
On the latest episode of "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast" produced by FOX 13 and The Salt Lake Tribune, we talk to Rev. Tyler Peil of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Taylorsville and Barb Munoz, a member of his church, who has been helping other Lutheran churches across Utah apply for their sacramental wine license.
The episode also recaps another virtual DABC commission meeting that struggles to find the "mute" button, but imposes a major new policy for state-run liquor stores.