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What If You Feel Unfairly Treated by the ABC?
January 30, 2015

What If You Feel Unfairly Treated by the ABC?

Often times, business owners may feel like they have been unfairly treated by the ABC when the reality is that there is simply miscommunication or a misunderstanding of circumstances. This…

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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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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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Don’t Have a California Liquor License? Don’t Sell Alcohol Without One.
October 22, 2012

Don’t Have a California Liquor License? Don’t Sell Alcohol Without One.

To be a successful bar or restaurant in California, you may need to obtain a liquor license.  If you choose to serve alcohol without this license, you could be facing…

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Why It’s Best to Retain a Liquor License Consultant in the State of California
October 1, 2012

Why It’s Best to Retain a Liquor License Consultant in the State of California

The state of California has a lot of complications when it comes to purchasing a liquor license or dealing with buying and selling liquor. Most individuals (especially those experienced in…

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California Liquor Licenses: What is a Liquor License Escrow?
September 24, 2012

California Liquor Licenses: What is a Liquor License Escrow?

As escrow is a small and short-lived trust arrangement that has become an indispensable mechanism in the state of California for the consummation of real property transfers and other transactions…

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If Your Liquor License Application Is Protested, How Long Will It Take To Begin Selling?
September 17, 2012

If Your Liquor License Application Is Protested, How Long Will It Take To Begin Selling?

The short answer is that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) protested applications will take longer. It is important to understand the process the ABC has put in…

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What Is The Cost of a Liquor License In California?
September 10, 2012

What Is The Cost of a Liquor License In California?

California has four liquor license types that must be purchased on the open market from the existing pool of available licenses. Type 47: On sale general – full liquor –…

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ABC’s Reasons for Liquor License Denial in California
September 3, 2012

ABC’s Reasons for Liquor License Denial in California

Without proper representation, it can be difficult to obtain a liquor license in the state of California. The process is lengthy and you can be denied. What are some of…

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What to Ask Before Applying for Liquor License in California
August 13, 2012

What to Ask Before Applying for Liquor License in California

If you’re thinking about selling alcohol at your bar or restaurant, you’ll want to ask yourself these questions prior to starting the application process. What type of license best suits…

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  • <strong>Amy Bergrud</strong>, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel

    “ABC Consulting is a pleasure to work with... Mike and Rhonda are experts in their field and have helped us to get ABC licenses for our multiple locations."

    - Amy Bergrud, Director of Finance, Malibu Estate/Surfrider, Sunset Marquis Hotel
  • <strong>John Maino</strong>, President, Ironfire Brewing Company

    “Alcoholic Beverage Consulting relieved all the stress of filling out and filing of our alcohol licenses with the ABC and TTB, allowing us to focus on what we do best."

    - John Maino, President, Ironfire Brewing Company
  • <strong>Dianne Scott</strong>, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.

    “I have been working with Mike Brewer and his team for over 16 years and find everyone consistently responsive, reliable and willing to go above and beyond."

    - Dianne Scott, Director of Corporate Relations, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
  • <strong>Neal Pekala</strong>, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels

    "Your group provides me with right balance of what is important in picking a local counsel/consultant."

    - Neal Pekala, Director of Legal Services, Hyatt Hotels
  • <strong>Harald Herrmann</strong>, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants

    “The Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service team have been instrumental in support of the growth and success of Yard House over the past 5 years.”

    - Harald Herrmann, President/CEO, Yard House Restaurants