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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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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Steps for Obtaining a Use Permit in California
October 31, 2012

Steps for Obtaining a Use Permit in California

Use Permits | California Liquor Licenses In an effort to assist clients in obtaining a Use Permit in conjunction with their California Liquor License we follow these steps: Contact the…

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Use Permits:  The Role of Zoning
October 26, 2012

Use Permits: The Role of Zoning

Use Permits | Zoning | Liquor Licenses Local zoning determines if a proposed type of business can be established at a particular location. Many cities have adopted zoning ordinances which…

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What is a Use Permit?
October 22, 2012

What is a Use Permit?

Use Permits and California Liquor Licenses A Use Permit is a discretionary permit approved by a local municipality that allows a business to operate within a specific zoning region or…

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