UTAH'S LATEST EPISODE -- OF INTERNATIONAL LIQUOR LAW EMBARASSMENT -- WAS HASHED OUT THIS WEEK, BEFORE A STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE.

STATE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL MEMBERS APPEARED BEFORE LAWMAKERS, TO EXPLAIN HOW THEY COULD DENY A BEER PERMIT FOR SNOWBIRD SKI RESORT'S ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST.

SENATORS TOLD DABC MEMBERS TO SPEAK UP, IF THEY NEED LAW CHANGES.

THE POSSIBILITY -- OF UTAH HOSTING THE FIRST-EVER, ALCOHOL-FREE OKTOBERFEST -- GENERATED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES.

LAWMAKERS WARNED BEVERAGE CONTROL AUTHORITIES, THAT TYPE OF PUBLICITY HARMS STATE TOURISM.

THE DABC IS NOW REVIEWING THE OKTOBERFEST DECISION...AND A REVERSAL IS EXPECTED.