FAQ

What's With the Free Limes?

This question and others answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.


 

I am sooo thirsty! When are you open?

State Law regulates our business hours. Brown’s is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. We are required to be closed on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

I really like low point beer…Where is the Coors and Budweiser?

Liquor Stores are only permitted to sell full strength beer in Oklahoma. Coors, Bud, and Miller do not carry high point beer in this state. Those brands and the brands they own or control are low point alcohol only and are sold in grocery and convenience stores. (It’s a corporate/money/franchising thing)

So where is your cold high point beer?

Alas! State law prohibits refrigeration of products in a liquor store. That covers wine as well. Best we can do is first thing in the morning in January when the delivery trucks have just unloaded. A cold ride from the warehouse does a pretty good job of cooling product.

My infant child isn’t going to buy anything- can I bring them inside? I have heard it is not legal to leave them unattended in the car.

Unfortunately it is also not legal to bring them inside. The law is very clear on this one- No One Under 21 Years Of Age. Period. Buying or not. Sleeping in a stroller. Turning 21 tommorrow. If a person is not 21 they cannot come in. We will be fined, you and the child will be arrested/fined, and all kinds of bad stuff happens. FYI- It is considered to be furnishing alcohol to a minor to purchase alcohol and hand it to your child in the car, even if it is only to steady the package. Be safe, put it in the trunk.

I need a flask and some nice wine glasses. Can I get them from you?

Sorry, the law in Oklahoma only lets us sell alcohol. Therefore no glassware, supplies, non aloholic mixers, kits, ice, and the like. (Exception is a gift set packaged from the manufacturer). Simple formula: Does it contain alcohol? Yes- if it is available in Oklahoma, we probably have it. No- we don’t have it. However…. the good news is that most of the non booze stuff is available right next door at Company’s Comin’ II.

If you can’t sell non alcoholic stuff, how do you get away with the limes?

We don’t sell them, we give them away, like free!

What about your mixers? I’ve seen some of that stuff at the grocery store, too.

Same brand, but our mixers contain 1% alcohol to make them legal for us to sell.

Do you have punch cards and frequent buyer programs?

We do offer pre-order and case volume discounts, however the law does not permit what it considers to be an inducement to purchase additional booze. This currently includes (and is not limited to) ‘buy one, get one’ programs unless pakaged as such by the manufacturer, and ‘punch card frequent buyer’ programs. We appreciate any help in keeping a level playing field, feel free to report violations.

Does a special order have to be a full case of the same thing? I’m not sure I can use that much.

No. You can order as little as one bottle, and you can mix cases. There is an additional savings from the supplier for single item full cases if you do need a larger quantity.

I had Beer-o Obscure-o on vacation. Can I order it from you?

Maybe. Chances are that if we could get it we would already have it, but new stuff becomes available all the time. (Check our new arrivals page) Here is how it works. We cannot order direct. A ‘Broker’ arranges to represent a product in this state and pays a fee to do so. He sells the product to an Oklahoma Wholesaler who sells it to us, who sell it to you. If a broker does not exist in Oklahoma for a product, then it is unavailable in this state. If a product is available and in stock, then we can get it for you, sometimes overnight, sometimes in a couple of days. (depending on wholesaler delivery schedules)
If a product is available but does not sell well enough to cover the broker fees or generate profit for the broker or wholesaler, it will not remain available in Oklahoma. So keep buying your favorite stuff!

 

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Brown's Bottle Shop

Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
128 N. Main, Stillwater, OK 74075

405.372.5080
info@brownsbottleshop.com


 

More Resources

Oklahoma Able Commission
Wikipedia: Beer
Wikipedia: Wine
Wikipedia: Distilled Beverages