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Liquor Licenses for Public Markets
December 30, 2014

Liquor Licenses for Public Markets

There are some complicated considerations for liquor licenses for public markets.  These would be situations where there are multiple food vendors, a common dining area, and each vendor wants the…

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Rules for Filling Growlers
December 22, 2014

Rules for Filling Growlers

A “growler” is a refillable bottle or container that is brought into a brewery, filled, and then the customer is allowed to leave the premises with the alcohol. There are…

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Minor Decoys are Common During the Holidays
December 15, 2014

Minor Decoys are Common During the Holidays

During December and January, it is very common for the ABC to use decoys in operations intended to find establishments that are selling alcohol to minors. As a business owner,…

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Collaboration of Microbrewery Sales
November 20, 2014

Collaboration of Microbrewery Sales

If you are a microbrewery, what is the law regarding the sale of beer at your brewery that was manufactured and produced at another brewery? For instance, if several microbrewery…

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How Do You Get a Temporary Liquor License?
September 15, 2014

How Do You Get a Temporary Liquor License?

A temporary liquor license is common when a business is being purchased and the seller currently owns a liquor license. The ABC may grant a temporary license to the new…

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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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Operating Restrictions on a California Liquor License
June 20, 2014

Operating Restrictions on a California Liquor License

Sometimes, when the ABC approves a California liquor license, it does so with specific operating conditions that must be followed by the licensee. Conditions can range from the amount of…

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California Liquor License Laws Regarding Contaminated Alcohol
June 6, 2014

California Liquor License Laws Regarding Contaminated Alcohol

The ABC or local law enforcement will commonly look for contaminated beverages when performing a premises inspection.  They will look for a fruit fly or insect inside bottles by inspecting…

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California Liquor License Laws | Notification of Application
March 6, 2014

California Liquor License Laws | Notification of Application

The California legislature has recently changed over 25 statutes regarding alcoholic beverage control laws. One of these new changes involves the Notification of Application (the notification that a California liquor license applicant must give the public). While some of these modifications are surprising, they nonetheless favor the applicant and are very noteworthy.

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ABC Assists Law Enforcement in Prohibiting Alcohol Sales to Minors
February 4, 2014

ABC Assists Law Enforcement in Prohibiting Alcohol Sales to Minors

From February to June this year, the ABC will be providing grants to local law enforcement agencies across California to assist these agencies in cracking down on the sale of…

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