Tag Archives: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

• Beer Burkas: Utah Requires “Zion Curtains” So Customers Can’t See Beer Being Opened or Poured

Beer Burkas: Utah Requires “Zion Curtains” So Customers Can’t See Beer Being Opened or Poured

If you are going to Utah, you may be seeing the return of the restaurant equivalent of a beer burka. Legislators in the heavily Mormon state have reinstated the required use of Zion curtains to separate diners from bartenders. In beer-only restaurants, bartenders will now have to be shielded from public eye. The new requirements […]

• Abstinent Mormon farmers grow barley for beer

Abstinent Mormon farmers grow barley for beer

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo might seem like an unlikely person to be pushing a bill to cut federal taxes on small beer-makers: A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he abstains from alcohol. But Crapo’s effort, with senators from Oregon, Massachusetts and Maine, illustrates the deep bond between […]