Liquor Laws In Utah. For some reason, it is a common misconception that Utah is a "dry" (alcohol forbidden) state. This is simply not true. Grocery stores (food markets) and convenience stores (often at gas stations) are only allowed to sell low alcohol beer and no wine or liquor.
Pennsylvania is an alcoholic beverage control state. Spirits are to be sold only in the state owned Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, which also sell wine, but not beer.
Unlike most of the country, Maryland consumers can't purchase alcohol at grocery stores. Maryland's alcohol distribution is governed by a 1978 law that explicitly denies alcohol licenses to chain and discount stores, poorly defined, and limits licenses to Maryland residents, who can only hold one license.