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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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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Off-Site Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages
January 15, 2014

Off-Site Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages

If you currently have a California Liquor License, are you allowed to deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers as an added-value service?

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