In , the state legislature began to reform the laws that governed the production of alcoholic beverages. Corporations are limited to two retail distribution licenses, making it impractical for chain stores to sell alcoholic drinks; this restriction, in conjunction with municipal ordinances, severely limits supermarket and convenience store chains from selling beer as they do in many other states. Until , New Jersey permitted in-state wineries to directly ship products to in-state customers.
A federal judge overturns a state ban on telling customers they can bring their own beer or wine.
Because some restaurants are unable or choose not to get a retail consumption license, the practice of "bring your own bottle" BYOB is prevalent in establishments statewide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.