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SALT LAKE CITY (KNOE 8 NEWS/AP) - The beer will flow at a Utah Oktoberfest, after the state liquor board backed off its warning that the German celebration of all things ale could go dry this year.
    
Utah's state liquor board on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a license for Snowbird Ski Resort's 12-week event now in its fourth decade.
    
Earlier this year, the state liquor board warned Snowbird that it might withhold the permit, reserving it instead for a charitable event.
    
A panel at the Utah Legislature earlier this month called board members to explain the move.
    
The commission cited a stricter interpretation of the law, but agreed to rethink the new approach.
    
A Utah lawmaker is drafting legislation that would ensure one business' license request doesn't take priority over another.

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