I have an Ale House and a Tavern. Have made Schnapps and Ale and no one is drinking it? I have reached my alcohol limit and it’s stuck. Plus when I make meat in the Ale House, it is using the Alcohol limit.
Yes, all options there follow the alcohol limit. The roasted meat there is used just like alcohol but sometimes they also carry some meat out of it to eat it. Then it is working as food.
Difficult to say why they drink slow or not at all in your ale house without looking at it. Maybe they have many more happiness locations not so far away. How many stars do they have in average (in your overview window)?
I still don’t know why your people are not really consuming alcohol but it’s actually not really important. Happiness is not increased if they drink but if it is stored inside the ale house or tavern. And it’s only working for people living in houses inside the circle.