Up until December 2008, if a certain brand of beer, or bottle of wine or tequila wasn't sold in a Utah State Liquor Store, you were out of luck. Times they are a-changing.
You may not be able to buy a particular drink at a bar or restaurant in Utah, but a new program now allows you to buy the whole bottle. Take a look around the state liquor store. Can't find something you like or something you tried out of state? Order it online. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will buy it for you and have it shipped to the liquor store of your choice at no extra cost. The only catch is that orders could take up to 45 days, so plan ahead.
Tom Zdunich of the DABC told Utah's ABC4News, "There's always a customer out there that wants something we don't currently list in the state and this program allows for that product to be sold to that customer. This is Utah's answer to direct (to home) shipments that some of the other states allow."
Utah is exempt from wine clubs, and personally bringing booze across state lines is considered bootlegging. Speaking of drinking, the final 2007 changes to the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2009. All smoking will be banned from indoor public places in Utah. If you have to light up, you'll need to take it outside, even if you're partying at Cisero's or Mulligan's in Park City.