A Summer of Seltzers

It’s no surprise that someone figured out a way to make a light, low-cal, refreshing alcoholic beverage perfect for those hot summer days on the beach that we all know as seltzers. What is a surprise is that, with all the hype over “only 90 calories” seltzer drinks, is that the production of these alcoholic […]

Private Bars and Private Clubs in NC

We’re getting a lot of questions about the differences between Private Bars and Private Clubs in NC. That means it’s time to blog about it! Background NC has had the Private Club designation for Retail alcohol sales permits for a long time. But, the NC Legislature recently made a change. The 2019 legislative session saw […]

Guidance on NC Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery during COVID-19

We’re getting a lot of questions about specifics of curbside service for alcohol retailers. Here’s some helpful hints.

COVID-19: What the HELL do I do now?

Managing your business during a crisis is never easy. The difficulty is compounded when the crisis is in your business AND all around you. Right now, as business owners and managers, you’re facing tough decisions about your staff and your business while staring down the barrel of uncertainty.

When hiring an attorney can be a good thing

Recently we had a potential client contact us because the NC ABC threatened to shut down his alcohol establishment. Sounds sad, but we discovered a major compliance issue. The man, let’s say his name was George, was part owner of a nightclub in Downtown Raleigh. He received a letter from the ABC on Friday morning. […]

Hemp Beer in North Carolina

A lot of buzz has been devoted to producing beer with hemp seeds and hemp generally. So much traction that the plethora of articles on the Internet suggest that this is a new category of beer. Actually, the first commercially available hemp-brewed beer came from Frederick Brewing Company in 1997. Recently, more breweries across the […]

Homemade Wine and Malt Beverage Events

The information for this blog post can be viewed here. This information pertains to North Carolina.   A proposed rule for homebrew products & competitions was filed with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings for approval. The comment period ends on November 5, 2018, and all comments can be emailed to walker.reagan@abc.nc.gov. The rule […]

Items of Value-What can a brewery give to a retailer?

*Please keep in mind that this is information is specific to North Carolina law. Contact an attorney in your state to find out specific information about this. *This information is provided by the NC Craft Brewers Guild. Read the original article here. The information for this blog is found on Brewer Advisory: Legislature Passes ABC […]

Brown Bagging in NC

*Please keep in mind that this is information is specific to North Carolina law. Contact an attorney in your state or your state’s alcohol beverage commission’s office to find out specific information about this. People use the term “brown bagging” a lot, but when it comes to alcohol it has a very specific meaning-one that […]

Fido at the Brewery?

*Please keep in mind that this is information is specific to North Carolina law. Contact an attorney in your state to find out specific information about this. A couple of weeks ago one of our clients who owns a brewery in NC informed us that the ALE was cracking down on dogs in the brewery’s […]

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