About Us

Experience Counts

Today’s business environment is face-paced and ever-changing.  Getting your new venture launched can involve a series of chaotic and cumbersome tasks.  We remove that chaos from the process of obtaining your California Liquor License.

Consider our extensive resume:

  • 25 years of experience
  • Over 4,000 approved applications
  • Large multi-unit ownership transfers
  • Billion dollar theme parks and art centers
  • International convenience stores
  • Hotel chains
  • Breweries and wineries
  • Supermarkets and Drug Store chains
  • Local restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers
  • All 75 types of alcoholic beverage licenses throughout California.

Every one of our clients receives the attention and personal service they deserve, regardless of the size of their business. We assure that the client’s need is matched to the appropriate license, regardless if that license is obtained from a private party or directly from the State of California.

Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service President, Michael Brewer, is also the co-founder of License Locators, one of California’s largest liquor license brokerage firms, and California Business Escrow.  Mr. Brewer has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University, the Escrow Training Institute, the Escrow Institute, Los Angeles Escrow Association and California Association of Business Brokers. Mr. Brewer previously served as regulatory auditor for the United States Custom Service and holds a Master’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University.  He is an associate member of the California Restaurant Association, California Association of Business Brokers, the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association and the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.

Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Services was founded by Harold Brewer, who dedicated over 23 years of his life to service with the California Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Mr. Brewer is highly respected throughout California and has over forty years of experience in the alcoholic beverage licensing industry.

  • <strong>Neal Pekala</strong>, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels

    "Your group provides me with right balance of what is important in picking a local counsel/consultant."

    - Neal Pekala, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels
  • <strong>Dianne Scott</strong>, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.

    “I have been working with Mike Brewer and his team for over 16 years and find everyone consistently responsive, reliable and willing to go above and beyond."

    - Dianne Scott, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
  • <strong>Harald Herrmann</strong>, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants

    “The Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service team have been instrumental in support of the growth and success of Yard House over the past 5 years.”

    - Harald Herrmann, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants
  • <strong>John Maino</strong>, President, Ironfire Brewing Company

    “Alcoholic Beverage Consulting relieved all the stress of filling out and filing of our alcohol licenses with the ABC and TTB, allowing us to focus on what we do best."

    - John Maino, President, Ironfire Brewing Company
  • <strong>Amy Bergrud</strong>, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel

    “ABC Consulting is a pleasure to work with... Mike and Rhonda are experts in their field and have helped us to get ABC licenses for our multiple locations."

    - Amy Bergrud, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel