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What Determines a Good Liquor License Consultant?
December 8, 2014

What Determines a Good Liquor License Consultant?

How do you know if you are working with the best California liquor license consultant for your needs? Experience is one major factor. You’ll always want to ask a potential…

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Is a Liquor License Required for a Limousine or Hot Air Balloon?
August 28, 2014

Is a Liquor License Required for a Limousine or Hot Air Balloon?

In California, it is not required to have a liquor license for a limousine or hot air balloon. The key to this law is that the cost of the alcoholic…

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Information Regarding Liquor Licenses for a Boat
August 20, 2014

Information Regarding Liquor Licenses for a Boat

In California, a common liquor license is the Type 54 license for a boat. This on-sale general boat license allows beer, wine, and distilled spirit sales on the boat from…

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What is an Alcohol Rectifier?
July 6, 2014

What is an Alcohol Rectifier?

An alcohol rectifier is someone who buys different alcohols or wines, creates new and different blends, and then packages and resells the product under their own label.  They do not…

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Michael Brewer Speaks at National Conference
July 2, 2013

Michael Brewer Speaks at National Conference

Michael Brewer, President of ABC Service, recently spoke at the 2013 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators in Honolulu, HI. Michael spoke on a panel which addressed the future of…

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Does Your Establishment Need Duplicate Liquor Permits?
May 25, 2013

Does Your Establishment Need Duplicate Liquor Permits?

If your business operates more than one stationary bar in separate locations within your premises, then it is very likely that you will require a permit for each one of…

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A Tip to Increase Your Restaurant Profits!
January 8, 2013

A Tip to Increase Your Restaurant Profits!

Did you know that as a California on-sale liquor licensee, you may be able to improve your revenue by selling packaged beer and wine for off-site consumption? Depending upon your…

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What is the Difference Between a Restaurant and a Bar Liquor License?
December 18, 2012

What is the Difference Between a Restaurant and a Bar Liquor License?

There is a very distinct difference between a California liquor license for a restaurant and a bar, although there can sometimes be some confusion with applicants.  In an effort to…

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The Impact of a Protest on Your California Liquor License
November 13, 2012

The Impact of a Protest on Your California Liquor License

If your application for a California Liquor License has been protested, the initial impact is that it will at least double the time required to get your application approved.  Typically,…

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What If Your California Liquor License Application is Protested?
November 6, 2012

What If Your California Liquor License Application is Protested?

After an ABC application is filed, there is a 30-day period during which the public is notified that a California Liquor License application is pending for the location.  In some…

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