In line with our weekly “weird law” blogs, this week we will examine some strange drinking laws from across the country.  Here are some weird drinking laws, some of which are still on the books.  Enjoy!

  • Ohio: It is illegal to get a fish drunk.  Why would you get a fish drunk? How do you even get alcohol down its mouth?  Maybe a fish died of alcohol poisoning for the state legislators to feel compelled to enact this into law.
  • Nebraska: It is illegal for a bar to sell beer unless it is simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.  Beer and soup??  I just puked a little.  Well unless its tortilla soup.
  • Ohio: It is illegal to carry the wine, "Fat Bastard" in Ohio because the name is considered offensive.
  • Pennsylvania: It is illegal for a man to buy alcohol without a note of permission from his wife.  This can't be serious!
  • Iowa: It is illegal for men to drink beer while they are in bed with their wives.  Perhaps some husbands in Iowa need liquid courage?
  • Texas: The Encyclopedia Britannica collection is banned in Texas because one of the volumes contains a homemade beer recipe.  Maybe they should ban the Internet too while they’re at it.

What do you think about these weird drinking laws?  Are there any weird laws that you find exceptionally interesting?