- . . . Alcoholic beverage law and legal services for businesses engaged in, or seeking to engage in, the sales of alcoholic beverages. California Alcoholic Beverage Law services include ABC licenses, conditional use permits, Police Department permits, Sheriff Department permits, and determinations of Public Convenience or Necessity. California Alcoholic Beverage Law is a legal practice area of William A. Adams of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. Mr. Adams has been providing legal services to the hospitality, grocery, and convenience store industries for over 20 years. Although the firm's offices are in San Diego California, the firm provides its alcoholic beverage legal services statewide. The firm also provides representation to businesses in enforcement proceedings related to alcoholic beverage sales, entertainment, and related matters.
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On the heels of the craft brewing explosion came a smaller craft beverage revolution: Craft distillers. Suddenly, the California Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) saw applications for license types that rarely see new applications. For those unfamiliar with alcoholic … Continue reading
I wrote about the three basic types of brewery licenses in California. However, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control updates it’s descriptions periodically. These licenses are known as “non-retail” licenses (except for the type 75). In other words, they are … Continue reading
At least two manufacturers are infusing Cannabis (including THC) into beer. Combining alcohol and cannabis product – even those without cannabis – is illegal in California. I wrote about the new law in October last year. So how are these … Continue reading
A new law in California prohibits the sale or manufacture of beverages that mix cannabis (aka marijuana, weed, pot, etc.) and “cannabis products” with alcohol. Assembly Bill No. 2914 was signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 27, 2018. It … Continue reading
Ride share drivers like Uber and Lyft were allowed by California law to drive with the same amount of alcohol in their bloodstreams as non-commercial drivers, i.e., 0.08 percent. Under a new law that went into effect on July 1, … Continue reading
Growlers: Branding them can make for great marketing. Holding events around them can develop a loyal customer base. For smaller breweries, they can be the only cost-effective way to allow your established customers to share your drink with others. These … Continue reading