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…

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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.

Some Groovy Gifts!

Our readers might remember a BLC blog post on Groovy Guy Gifts (check it out here). Groovy Groomsmen Gifts (a subsection of Groovy Guy Gifts) reached out to me again to test one of their products. I picked the Ace of Case which is a leather travel kit. The travel kit was the perfect gift…

Organic Alcohol

Information for this article can be found here. Below are some common questions regarding alcohol labels and the ubiquitous term “organic.” This information is provided by the TTB. Q: What does an organic claim mean? A: Either organically produced, contains organic ingredients, or was processed in an organic manner or facility that abides by USDA…

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…

What You need to Know about Beer and NC (House Bill 500)

*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. House Bill 500 (HB 500) from the North Carolina General Assembly has been presented to Governor Roy Cooper for his signature. The Bill contains several changes to ABC…

Alcohol on Road Signs?!

*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. North Carolina now allows breweries and distilleries to be featured on highway road…

Remember: Your “Premises” for Beer Sales May Not Extend to Your Parking Lot

*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. As many of you know, if you have an On-Premise Malt Beverage permit…

How to market and advertise the CORRECT way

Information for this blog post can be found here. Be smart about how you advertise and market your beer. Common sense is important here. Always portray drinking beer in a responsible way. Beer advertising and marketing materials should NOT: Portray, encourage, or condone drinking and driving; Depict situations where beer is being consumed excessively, involuntarily,…