Suppliers may sell glassware to retail licensees at the actual cost to the original purchaser. [CO Regulations, Regulation 47-322(K).] CAUTION: Under Title 27 CFR Part 6.88 of the federal regulations, glassware includes “…similar containers made of other material….”

Industry members may sell glassware to clubs, drinking establishments, or caterers, if sold at not less than the cost to the industry member who originally purchased it. [Div. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, “Handbook for Supplier Permits,” website, accessed 10/1/2020.] CAUTION: Under Title 27 CFR Part 6.88 of the federal regulations, glassware includes “…similar containers made of other material….”

Glassware (or similar containers made of other materials) may be sold to retail licensees in any quantity at not less than the cost to the industry member who originally purchased them. The amount charged must be collected in accordance with the credit regulations set forth in the Missouri statutes and regulations. [MO Regulations, Title 11, Division 70, Chapter 2, Section 2.040 (1)(B) and MO Law, Title XX, Chapter 311, Section 311.070, Subsections 3(2), 4(4) and (5)]

Giving away glassware and cups is specifically prohibited. Further, there are no provisions in the statutes or regulations which would allow the sale of glassware to retail licensees by suppliers and manufacturers. The statute provides that the Department may not by rule or decision approve glassware as an authorized retailer advertising specialty for distilled spirits or wine. “Glassware” means a single-service glass container or non-glass container capable of holding no more than twenty-three ounces (23oz) of liquid volume or a decanter, chalice, infusion jar, or similar container of any size and made of any material. [CA Law, Business and Professions Code, Division 9, Chapter 15, Section 25600.] However, wholesalers may sell glassware to retail licensees under federal guidelines. Note: Under[…]

Generally speaking, on-premise licensees may not use alcoholic beverage branded glassware. Exceptions to this prohibition include microbrewers, brewers, brew pubs, winemakers and small winemakers, who are allowed to use branded glassware with their own name and logo on their licensed premises to advertise brands that they manufacture. On-premise licensees are allowed to offer distilled spirits branded glassware to consumers through “Keep the Glass” promotions. Refer to section 15, Subsection 15.13, Advertising Specialties/Novelties, for guidelines applicable to furnishing “branded barware” to retail licensees. Note: Refer also to Section 15, Subsection 15.9.5, Promotional Activities on Licensed Premises, for information regarding “Keep the Glass” branded promotions on licensed premises. Please note that “Keep the Glass” promotions are permissible for distilled spirits only. [“Promoting[…]

Permitted under federal guidelines. Refer to Title 27 CFR Part 6.88 of the federal regulations for specific details. Delaware regulations do not specifically address what is permitted, but simply state that suppliers may not engage in any practices not permitted by the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. [DE Regulations, Rule 908, Section 3.3.] CAUTION: Under Title 27 CFR Part 6.88 of the federal regulations, glassware includes “…similar containers made of other material….”

Effective October 1, 2018, malt beverage manufacturers or importers may give branded glassware free of charge to distributors, who then may give up to 10 cases of free glassware per licensed premises to licensed Florida vendors that sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption in any calendar year. The free glassware must be single-serving containers holding no more than twenty-three (23) ounces each. Vendors who receive the free glassware may not sell it or return it to the distributor for cash, credit or replacement. Records of the gifts must be maintained for three years by each manufacturer, importer, distributor and vendor. [FL Law, Title 34, Chapter 561, Section 561.42(14)(a); FL Regulations 61A-1.01010.]

Wholesalers may provide branded glassware to an on-sale retailer when the fair market value of all promotional items given to a retailer does not exceed $500 in any calendar year and the glassware conspicuously displays the brand name of the spirituous liquor. [Industry Advisory, dated December 4, 2012, available on the agency website; AZ Law, Title 4, Chapter 2, Article 3, Sections 4-243(D).]

Manufacturers and vendors authorized by a manufacturer may sell service items bearing references to alcoholic beverage brands to on-premise retail licensees. Retail licensees purchasing such items must retain evidence of payment to the manufacturer or authorized vendor for a period of not less than two (2) years from the date of each purchase of such service items. “Service items” are defined as articles of tangible property normally used by employees of on-premise retail licensees to serve alcoholic beverages to customers, including, but not limited to, glassware, napkins, buckets and coasters. [VA Law, Title 4.1, Chapter 2, Section 4.1-201(A)(12) and VA Regulations, Title 3, Agency 5, Chapter 30, Section 3VAC5-30-80(D).]