2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 125. Alcohol beverages.
125.25 Class “A" licenses.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 125.25 (2017)

125.25 Class “A" licenses.

(1) Every municipal governing body may issue Class “A" licenses for the sale of fermented malt beverages from premises within the municipality. A Class “A" license authorizes retail sales of fermented malt beverages for consumption off the premises where sold and in original packages, containers, and bottles. A Class “A" license also authorizes the licensee to provide, free of charge, to customers and visitors who have attained the legal drinking age fermented malt beverages taste samples that are not in original packages, containers, or bottles and that do not exceed 3 fluid ounces each, for consumption on the Class “A" premises. No Class “A" licensee may provide more than 2 taste samples per day to any one person. Taste samples may be provided under this subsection only between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Any other provision of this chapter applicable to retail sales of fermented malt beverages by a Class “A" licensee also applies to the provision of taste samples, free of charge, of fermented malt beverages by a Class “A" licensee. A license may be issued after July 1. That license shall expire on the following June 30.

(2)

(a) Class “A" licenses may be issued to any person qualified under s. 125.04 (5), except a person acting as an agent for or in the employ of another.

(b)

1. A Class “A" license may not be issued to a person holding a wholesaler's permit issued under s. 125.28 or to a person who has a direct or indirect ownership interest in a premises operating under a wholesaler's permit issued under s. 125.28.

5. A Class “A" license may not be issued to a person holding a brewpub permit issued under s. 125.295 or to a person who has a direct or indirect ownership interest in a premises operating under a brewpub permit issued under s. 125.295.

(3) Class “A" licenses shall particularly describe the premises for which issued and are not transferable, except under s. 125.04 (12). A Class “A" license is subject to revocation for violation of any of the terms or provisions thereof.

(4) The fee for a Class “A" license shall be determined by the municipal governing body issuing the license. The fee for a license for less than 12 months shall be prorated according to the number of months or fraction thereof for which the license is issued.

History: 1981 c. 79; 1989 a. 253; 1993 a. 378; 2003 a. 250; 2005 a. 103; 2007 a. 9, 20; 2011 a. 32.

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