Industry Advisories

Stay up to date on issues that affect the alcoholic beverage industry.

Private Events and Private Functions-Craft Distilleries (Type 74)

The Department has received a number of inquiries from Type 74 (craft distillery) licensees regarding what constitutes a “private event or private function” for purposes of serving beer, wine, and distilled spirits for consumption on the licensed premises…

Retail Advertising Glassware

Retail Advertising Glassware Affecting Beer Manufacturers and Retail Licensees Effective January 1, 2020, and until January 1, 2023, newly enacted Section 25600.05 of the Business and Professions Code (AB 1133) authorizes beer manufacturers, further...

Important Announcement about ABC Relocation of Services

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is announcing some customer service changes affecting licensing and enforcement operations for a few specific locations in California. We believe these changes will better serve you.

Beer Price Posting Automation

California Business and Professions Code Section 25000 requires beer manufacturers, wholesalers, and importers to file beer price schedules with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), commonly referred to as price posting.

Micro-Enterprise Home Kitchens (MEHK’s) FAQ

AB 626 established “micro-enterprise home kitchens” (MEHKs) as a new category of retail food facilities. The Department has received a number of inquiries about whether MEHKs are eligible for licensure under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (“ABC Act”) and what activities pertaining to alcohol are permitted in MEHKs…

Human Trafficking Public Notice for Type 48 Licensees

Human Trafficking Public Notice for Type 48 Licensees In 2013, Senate Bill 1193 added Civil Code Section 52.6. The law requires specified businesses, including on-sale general public premise licensees (Type 48), to post a notice informing the public and...

Club Renewals

Club Renewals The purpose of this advisory is to alert licensees to legal requirements regarding subscription services or other purchasing agreements, which most commonly operate in the alcoholic beverage industry as wine clubs, beer-of-the-month clubs,...


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

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