What is alcohol?

This is a discussion on What is alcohol? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Today I was in a restaurant carrying concealed and I had a Beck's non-alcoholic beer. It is illegal in VA to drink alcoholic beverages while ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40
Like Tree40Likes

Thread: What is alcohol?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Array Firearm.Fan.Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    501

    What is alcohol?

    Today I was in a restaurant carrying concealed and I had a Beck's non-alcoholic beer. It is illegal in VA to drink alcoholic beverages while carrying in a restaurant. So, my neighbor's 14 year old daughter wanted to taste it and get one but we weren't sure if she legally could. Hmmm. Now, I'm thinking is this non-alcoholic beer, which has .5% alcohol in it, governed by the ABC and am I illegal drinking it while carrying? We asked the bartender about the age limit and he said that even though it says non-alcoholic it really isn't and can't be sold to minors. Now, I'm in a panic thinking if I get caught I lose my treasured CHP!!!
    Do you know VA's law on this and do other states have any issues with non-alcoholic beer?!!!!
    God bless.
    Carpe Diem
    "Winter Is Coming"


  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    16,154
    What is alcohol? The stuff that dreams are made of....

    Even non-alcoholic beers contain some alcohol as you well know. if in doubt--dump it out!
    Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array Gene83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    2,220
    You're probably going to find that it's a grey area. Technically, it has alcohol in it although you would probably have to drink a couple of cases to register .08 In my town, Food City will card you if you buy it and Walmart won't. Personally, if I were carrying, I wouldn't chance it. From any distance, it's going to look like you're drinking with your meal. If I'm going to give the appearance of drinking, I'll just go ahead and have a beer with the meal, keep the gun concealed, and hope I don't stumble and fall walking out of the restaurant.
    Firearm.Fan.Girl and smolck like this.
    "The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come." ~ Confucius

  5. #4
    Member Array gunsnroses's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    America
    Posts
    422
    I think it falls within the spirit of the law and should be just fine! Drink up!!!
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,345
    Well, by law I guess you are in violation. However if you use one of the leading mouthwash's you stand a better chance of becoming intoxicated. From Answers.com:

    Mouthwash contain more alcohol than wine. It contain 6.6% to 26.9% alcohol. A detail content of alcohol in mouthwash are as below:
    Listerine 26.9%
    Scope 18.9%
    Signal 14.5%
    Cepacol 14.0%
    Listermint 6.6%


    Read more: What is the Alcohol content in mouthwash
    I don't think I'd want to be a test case.

    Another option for when out and want your Beck's non-alcoholic beer. Switch to open carry. No restriction on drinking when your open carrying, just concealed.
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Array Firearm.Fan.Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    501
    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Well, by law I guess you are in violation. However if you use one of the leading mouthwash's you stand a better chance of becoming intoxicated. From Answers.com:



    I don't think I'd want to be a test case.

    Another option for when out and want your Beck's non-alcoholic beer. Switch to open carry. No restriction on drinking when your open carrying, just concealed.
    Good point. But, oh, my! So, now I'd have to worry about WWAG!!!!!! I've never heard of a WWAG incident and, like you said, I don't think I'd want to be a test case for that one either! I didn't know that open carry is OK when drinking in VA. I think my friends would be shocked, shocked I tell ya, if they saw me switch to OC. Then, I'd be arrested for brandishing when some anti-gunner misinterprets the switch.
    I'll probably just lay off the n-a "beer" and drink water. I will not not carry just to drink a beer! Life is too precious.
    Carpe Diem
    "Winter Is Coming"


  8. #7
    VIP Member Array Hiram25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wyoming, DE
    Posts
    11,014
    I dring beer all the time! Root and Birch!
    Firearm.Fan.Girl and baren like this.
    Hiram25
    You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
    Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
    dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku

  9. #8
    VIP Member
    Array Hopyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Disappeared
    Posts
    11,642
    Perception counts. This is really about how others might see and interpret what is going on. If you don't want someone to think you are drinking, don't drink something from a container made to look similar to one containing the real deal.
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.
    If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
    Andrew Jackson

  10. #9
    Distinguished Member Array DefConGun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    1,685
    I wouldn't risk it. It's not worth it.
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.

  11. #10
    VIP Member
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    7,244
    Interesting post I always thought non-alcoholic beers such as O’Doul’s and others contained 0.0% alcohol, I stand corrected. If you read the label it is amazing how many OTC products contain alcohol and are even stronger than beer or wine.

    ALCOHOL CONTENT IN OVER THE COUN
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  12. #11
    Distinguished Member Array INccwchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    1,786
    WWAG??? Weirdo with a gun?
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.
    "The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."

  13. #12
    VIP Member
    Array tacman605's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Arkansas/On the X in Afghanistan
    Posts
    3,040
    Any of the non alchoholic beers are exactly that, not considered alcoholic in content.

    Alcohol is not authorized in theater but I can go to the chow hall and get Odoul's or any number of fake beers and consume them while carrying a firearm or while on a mission. I dont think you have anything to worry about.
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.
    "A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Array Firearm.Fan.Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    501
    Woman With A Gun. But, I have also been called weird at times.

    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    WWAG??? Weirdo with a gun?
    baren likes this.
    Carpe Diem
    "Winter Is Coming"


  15. #14
    Distinguished Member Array kelcarry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    charleston, SC
    Posts
    1,863
    In SC it is not a question of what you drink in a restaurant it is just the fact that the restaurant serves alcoholic beverages that will prohibit you from being CC
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array NC Bullseye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NC Foothills
    Posts
    2,537
    In NC ANY alcohol however slight in your blood while concealed carrying is a violation of statute. If you drink enough of the "non-alcoholic" beer to register anything on the LEs test you are toast.
    Firearm.Fan.Girl likes this.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

becks nonalcoholic rules north carolina

,

can a recovering alcoholic get a concealed carry permit in nc

,
can i buy beer while carrying a concealed hand gun
,
can i have a beer while concealed carry in oklahoma
,

can u buy alcohol while concealed carrying in va

,

concealed alcohol containers

,

have a drink while carrying

,

is it illegal to drink non acohalic beer while carrying a gun in wisc

,
legal to drink non alcoholic beer nc
,
non-alcoholic beer age requirement nc
,

what is alcohol

,
wisconsin concealed carry shootsr and blood alcohol content
Click on a term to search for related topics.