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Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches.

In Texas, the regulation of ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, which is the intoxicating substance found in beer, wine, and liquor, is governed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. This code outlines the laws regarding the manufacture, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages within the state. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is the state agency responsible for enforcing these regulations. The legal drinking age in Texas is 21, and it is illegal to sell alcohol to anyone under this age. The state also regulates the hours and days when alcohol can be sold, and it requires businesses that sell alcohol to obtain a license or permit. Additionally, Texas has laws against public intoxication, driving under the influence (DUI), and other alcohol-related offenses. Penalties for violating these laws can include fines, imprisonment, and the loss of driving privileges.

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