Here is a summary from the Iowa ABD of the new alcohol laws effective July 1, 2021:
The delivery of mixed drinks and cocktails is allowed by licensees authorized to sell mixed drinks and cocktails for off-premises consumption (class "C" liquor control licensees LC and class "C" native distilled spirits liquor licensees LCN).
Licensees and permittees authorized to sell wine, beer, or mixed drinks or cocktails for consumption off the licensed premises in a container other than the original container may deliver the wine, beer, or mixed drinks or cocktails to a home or other designated location in this state only if the container other than the original container has been sold and securely sealed in compliance with Iowa Code chapter 123 or the rules of the division.
"Sealed container" means a vessel, including a substantial or sturdy plastic container and a vacuum or heat-sealed pouch, containing a mixed drink or cocktail that is designed to prevent consumption without removal of a tamper-evident lid, cap, or seal. "Sealed container" does not include a container with a sipping hole or other opening for a straw, unless the hole or other opening includes a tamper-evident seal, but a straw may be separately provided with a sealed container to the consumer for off-premises consumption.
Licensees and permittees authorized to sell alcoholic liquor, wine, beer, or mixed drinks or cocktails for off-premises consumption may contract with a third party to deliver the alcoholic beverages provided that the licensee or permittee has entered into a written agreement with the third party that authorizes the third party to act as an agent of the licensee or permittee for the purpose of delivering the alcoholic beverages. Direct shipment is only allowed for wine via the wine direct shipper permit outlined in Iowa Code 123.187.
Each licensee or permittee shall submit to ABD a list of names and addresses of all third parties it has authorized to act as its agent for the purpose of delivering alcoholic beverages. The licensee or permittee shall provide ABD with amendments to the list as necessary to ensure ABD possesses an accurate, current list.
Mixed Drinks and Cocktails
Mixed drinks and cocktails can be delivered. See "Delivery" above.
A mixed drink or cocktail mixed and packaged in a metal can pursuant to Iowa Code section 123.49(2)"d"(3), shall not be considered a canned cocktail.
Hours of Sale
The sale of alcohol on Sunday can now begin at 6:00 a.m. The hours during which alcoholic beverages may be legally sold and served are now Monday through Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
This change also affects the hours alcoholic beverages can be delivered. Deliveries can now occur Monday through Sunday between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. A Sunday Sales privilege is required to sell and serve alcohol on Sundays.
Second Retail Location for Native Manufacturers
Class "A" native distilled spirits licensees (ND) may be granted not more than two class "C" native distilled spirits liquor control licenses (LCN). Each LCN authorizes the holder to sell native distilled spirits manufactured on the premises of the native distillery to patrons by the individual drink for consumption on the premises and mixed drinks or cocktails for consumption off the premises. The second LCN must be associated with a separate ND license and the ND license holder must meet the manufacturing requirements outlined in Iowa Code chapter 123 at the separate ND location.
Class "A" native wine permittees (WAN) may be granted not more than two class "C" native wine permits (WCN). Each WCN authorizes the holder to sell native wine at retail for consumption on the premises of the manufacturing facility. The second WCN must be associated with a separate WAN permit and the WAN permit holder must meet the manufacturing requirements outlined in Iowa Code chapter 123 at the separate WAN location.
Class "A" native beer permittees (BAN) may be granted not more than two class "B" beer permits (BB). Each BB authorizes the holder to sell beer at retail for consumption on or off the premises of the manufacturing facility. The second BB must be associated with a separate BAN permit and the BAN permit holder must meet the manufacturing requirements outlined in Iowa Code chapter 123 at the separate BAN location.