Industry Advisories

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

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,...

Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages

With the legalization of commercial recreational use of cannabis and cannabis products commencing in 2018, along with the licensed manufacture and sale, a number of questions have arisen about what activities are permissible on or in premises licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages.

Contests and Sweepstakes

Senate Bill 778, Statutes 2012, effective January 1, 2013, created Business and Professions Code sections 25600.1 and 25600.2. Both statutes were amended in 2013 and 2015 for mostly non-substantive reasons.

The Craft Distillers Act of 2015 (Update)

The Craft Distillers Act of 2015 (Update) Assembly Bill 2913, effective January 1, 2017, amended Business and Professions Code Sections 23502, 23504, 23506, and 23508. This updated advisory addresses those amendments. Except for specified amendments in...


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