Industry Advisories

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

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

In accordance with the Blueprint, businesses will be able to operate at different levels based upon the tier of the county where they are located. Tiers (1 through 4) are determined by specified benchmarks related to the incidence of COVID-19 in each county…

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Regional Stay At Home Order

On December 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Regional Stay At Home Order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to continue facilitating a consistent approach across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19…

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Limited Stay At Home Order

On November 19, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that a Limited Stay At Home Order (Order) would go into effect in counties in the purple (widespread) tier (Tier 1, Blueprint for a Safer Economy), beginning at 10:00 pm on Saturday November 21, 2020…

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California Wildfires Advisory Information for ABC Licensees

This information is being provided by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to address some of the questions licensed businesses may have following the recent wildfires in California. ABC will continue to answer questions as communities strive…

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Marketplace Facilitator and Alcohol Ordering Services

The Department has received a number of inquiries concerning the interaction of California’s Marketplace Facilitator law and the prohibitions against non-licensees exercising license privileges, including financial control of the alcohol sales transaction…

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What is required to be considered a “meal”?

The Department has issued a variety of regulatory relief measures that require service of a meal. This Advisory provides guidance as to what servings of food licensees must prepare and offer to comply with this requirement…

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Delivery Minor Decoy Requirements Industry Advisory

The Department urges ABC licensees who deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers away from their licensed premises, whether themselves or through a third-party delivery service acting on their behalf, to review their internal policies and to ensure that any third-party delivery service…

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Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages

Many licensees deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers at residences, businesses, and other locations away from the licensed premises. Although delivery is a privilege most retailers have had for many years with respect to beer and wine…

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Retail Advertising Glassware

Home Industry Advisories Retail Advertising Glassware Retail Advertising Glassware Affecting Beer Manufacturers and Retail Licensees Disclaimer: Industry advisories are not regulatory, nor do they have the force of law. These advisories serve merely to help clarify...

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Alcoholic Beverage Control
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Sacramento, CA 95834

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