Stay up to date on issues that affect the alcoholic beverage industry.
Due to increases in COVID-19 transmission, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have issued new directives limiting the operation of specific ABC-licensed businesses in certain counties. CDPH’s July 1, 2020, directive…read more
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…read more
In recent COVID-19 Industry Guidance, the California Department of Public Health removed the requirement that alcoholic beverages be served only in conjunction with meals. As a result, the Department has reviewed its prior Notices of Regulatory Relief and Frequently Asked Questions…read more
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…read more
There are currently in place various emergency declarations, orders, and guidance issued by state and local public health authorities designed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These include measures that have resulted in the closure of some ABC licensed businesses…read more
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...read more
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…read more