Minor in Possession or MIP laws in Arizona prohibit the purchase or presence of a minor in an establishment that sells alcohol. These laws are put in place to reduce the use of alcohol in teens and minors under the age of 21, to protect them and the public from harm. Barring a few exceptions, minors who try to purchase alcohol or enter an establishment that restricts minors due to its alcohol license, can be charged with an MIP and face misdemeanor charges and penalties.
Phoenix held its annual Oktoberfest in downtown this past weekend, bringing out beer lovers and germanic-culture enthusiasts alike. The event took place at Margaret T Hance Park and featured a Alphorn blowing contest, Polka dance contest, and even a beer stein holding contest. The fun activities kicked off a popular season of beer drinking and