Craft Distillers Now Able To Sell Direct To Consumer

Craft Distillers Now Able To Sell Direct To Consumer

On Thursday, October 8, 2015 Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1295, commonly called the Craft Distillers Act of 2015. The new law creates a “craft distiller’s license” which…

Can Minors be Employed by a Business Selling Alcohol?

Can Minors be Employed by a Business Selling Alcohol?

One question that gets asked often is whether or not minors can be employed in a business that is selling alcoholic beverages.  We’d like to take a moment to clear…

Ironfire Brewing Company Approved in Temecula

Ironfire Brewing Company Approved in Temecula

TEMECULA, CA:   The Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit application submitted by Ironfire Brewing Co, an under-construction brewery on Zevo Drive in northwestern Temecula. Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service…

ABC Service Prevails in Liquor License Battle

ABC Service Prevails in Liquor License Battle

A pair of Murrieta residents is trying to organize a neighborhood to oppose convenience store owners who are applying for permits to sell alcohol under the city’s newly-relaxed alcohol guidelines.

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What Type of Liquor License Do I Need?
January 7, 2015

What Type of Liquor License Do I Need?

Once in a while, a liquor license application is straight forward. However, in the majority of cases the process can be far more complex. Often it can be difficult just…

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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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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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