BANNED IN MASSACHUSETTS
Pitchers of beer
Despite an attempt to overturn the rule, the ban on pitchers is still intact.
Although state law states that pitchers of beer can only be sold to a party of two or more, Braintree prohibits any sale of any alcohol beverages in pitchers.
Reasoning: The stricter status followed an alcohol-related death in 1983 at the Ground Round in Braintree. The victim was a 20-year-old Weymouth woman who was riding on the hood of a car in the parking lot, then fell off and was dragged under the car. The driver allegedly had several free beers as the result of a trivia game at the bar.
Jon Chase for The Boston Globe