Working or volunteering for the Las Vegas Bacon and Beer Classic? You may need a TAM Card!

baconSummer is winding down to a close in Las Vegas. What better way to usher in the Fall than with a celebration of all things bacon and beer? As one of the fastest growing food and beverage festivals across the country, Las Vegas will host the Bacon and Beer Classic on October 14. With dozens of bacon-based dishes, 100+ craft beers, and fun and games for all, this event promises to be a great time. Volunteers and employees will be on site at the festival to help serve and sell alcoholic beverages to festival attendees. If you’re planning to work this event, make sure you are prepared. Alcohol awareness cards are required for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages for any length of time, including special one-time events and festivals… and the TAM® Card is the number one choice of employers in Las Vegas.

We’re offering a special discount code for anyone who needs to get their TAM Card for the Bacon and Beer Classic Festival. Use promo code BACON17 for 10% off your alcohol awareness training and TAM Card when you register at www.tamnevada.com. Whether you prefer to complete your course online or in our classroom, we’ve got you covered.

To register for a class and get your TAM Card, visit our website today.

Discount expires: 10/31/17

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Always Check ID! 12 Reno Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

wine barImagine this: you are serving beverages to customers, just like any other day. A younger couple visits your establishment and orders two glasses of chardonnay. You size them up and they seem sober and confident, but they look like they might be a little young. Think fast – what do you do? Ask to see I.D., or make the sale and send them on their way? If you chose option number two, you would have failed the test.

This past Saturday marked Reno’s Wine Walk event, and twelve businesses were cited for serving minors. The Reno area’s Regional Street Enforcement Team, comprised of area police departments, conducts regular alcohol compliance and TAM Card checks. On Saturday, the Team sent four 18-20 year-old volunteers out to attempt alcohol purchases at 51 area businesses. This time around, twelve of those businesses made sales to the minors. These volunteers were given instructions to show their actual state-issued I.D. if they were asked for it, clearly identifying them as underage, according to authorities.

The penalties can be severe. In Nevada, serving alcohol to a minor and allowing a minor into a bar are misdemeanors, with a pre-designated fine of $500. Now, think about your training. Would you pass an alcohol compliance check? Here are some tips for keeping things safe and legal:

  • Get your mandatory TAM® Card and alcohol awareness training. TAM® will train you on how to correctly check identification and how to spot fake, borrowed, or altered ID. Police officers may ask to see your alcohol awareness card during an alcohol compliance check, so it is important to be prepared.
  • Check ID very carefully, and look for any inconsistencies. Watch for anyone who seems either nervous, or over confident. When checking the birth date of a customer, don’t rely only on the birth year alone to confirm someone is of legal drinking age. Minors may try to pull a fast one on busy or distracted workers by purchasing alcohol just a few months or weeks shy of their 21st birthdays. As evidenced by this recent operation, doing the math correctly is very important.

Every establishment needs policies to prevent alcohol sales to minors, and to protect themselves from liability, and the public from harm. Tell us in the Comments below – how else do you think service workers can help curb teen drinking?

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Working the festival? Check out our beautiful TAM Card promo for Life is Beautiful!

FestivalsIt’s a beautiful summer in Las Vegas, and the always popular Life is Beautiful festival is right around the corner! Volunteers and employees will descend onto the festival grounds in downtown Las Vegas from September 22-24 to help serve and sell alcoholic beverages to festival attendees. If you’re planning to work this event, make sure you are prepared. Alcohol awareness cards are required for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages for any length of time, including special one-time events and festivals… and the TAM® Card is the number one choice of employers in Las Vegas.

We’re offering a special discount code for anyone who needs to get their TAM Card for the Life is Beautiful Festival. Use promo code BEAUTIFUL for 10% off your alcohol awareness training and TAM Card when you register at www.tamnevada.com. Whether you prefer to complete your course online or in our classroom, we’ve got you covered.

To register for a class and get your TAM Card, visit our website today.

Discount expires: 9/30/17

Momenti Spirited Ice Creams and Sorbets Chooses TAM of Nevada to Provide Alcohol Awareness Training

ice creamWe are pleased to announce that TAM® of Nevada has been chosen by Las Vegas-based Momenti Spirited Ice Creams and Sorbets to provide alcohol awareness training and TAM Cards for their employees in Las Vegas. Remember, alcohol awareness cards are required for all sellers and servers of alcoholic beverage products in Clark County. That rule is not limited to only beers, wines and hard liquors. It also includes unique products like the spirit-infused premium ice cream that Momenti has been serving up since 2013.

Made in a small-batch process using all natural ingredients and top-shelf liquors, Momenti is known for their creative flavor combinations such as strawberry daiquiri ice cream, blackberry cabernet sorbet, and white russian pecan.  Servers should know that the alcohol content of Momenti products is about 5% ABV on average, but some flavors have up to 23% ABV.

Before serving infused desserts, remember to check the product packaging for the alcohol content, and stay aware of calculating how much alcohol your guests are consuming. Always spoon responsibly! For cashiers and clerks at retail stores that carry Momenti Spirited Ice Creams or other alcohol-infused products, make sure that you are checking for valid identification before making a sale. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to purchase these products.

For even more tips on safely serving up alcohol-infused ice cream and other sweet treats, check out our blog post, ID Required – 5 Tips for Serving Alcohol-Infused Ice Cream and Other Sweet Treats.