Industry Advisories

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

Re-Opening of Licensed Premises in Violation of Stay at Home Orders

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 as well as significant restrictions on the operations of others.

Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages

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...

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…


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

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

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