The labeling quirks were the result of a law that required all malt beverages (read: beer) containing more than 4 percent alcohol by weight to be labeled as either "ale" or "malt liquor" to be sold in Texas.
What does ABW stand for?
ABW stands for Alcohol By Weight
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Under the bizarre, antiquated naming system mandated by the TABC Code, we have to call everything we brew over 4% alcohol by weight "Ale" or "Malt Liquor" and everything we brew at or below 4% ABW "beer".
After consulting with the dentist, she found that the analgesic contained 42% of alcohol by weight - more than enough to cause errors in the breathalyzer test.
2 percent alcohol by weight, paid at the wholesale level.
2 percent alcohol by weight and 4 percent alcohol by volume, according to an Anheuser-Busch spokesman.
2 alcohol by weight The bill would classify any beer containing less than 5 percent alcohol by weight as cereal malt beverage.
The Siebel Institute in Chicago estimates more than 90 percent of beer sold in America has less than 4 percent alcohol by weight, which equates to 5 percent by volume.