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IABD Launches App to Help Verify Customer’s Age

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today it has released a mobile application to help retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products. “This app is...

Painter Steps Down As Chairman of VABC Board of Directors

After more than a decade of service to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Chairman Jeff Painter last week announced his departure from the organization, effective Dec. 1. “Jeff’s steady leadership and deliberate decision...

North Carolina Takes Step Toward Greater Consumer Spirits Shopping Convenience

The legislation, HB 91, would allow local ABC boards to set retail days and hours of operation as they so choose. It would also permit preplanned tasting events in ABC stores where adult consumers could...

Regulating Cannabis in 2020

We have entered the world of Cannabis 2.0. Or so the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has proposed, coining the phrase in two recent bills meant to help modernize the maturing legal market in...

Jeffrey L. Painter Voted Incoming Chair-Elect To NABCA Board

Jeffrey L. Painter, chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC), was today voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2017, when...

Pennsylvania Senate Introduces Legislation Expanding Consumer Access to Distilled Spirits

The Distilled Spirits Council lauded legislation introduced by State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) that would expand the number of outlets permitted to sell spirits in Pennsylvania.   The legislation, SB 548, would increase the number of...

NHLC Surpasses $2.3 Million in Fundraising Effort

Over the past five years, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has helped raise over $2.3 million for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. Beginning in 2015, NHLC leadership undertook an effort to develop strategic partnerships with...

NABCA Launches Online Contacts Directory

The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) launched its new online Contacts Directory. Previously a printed booklet mailed to NABCA members annually, the popular member-only benefit is now available online at www.nabca.org. NABCA began curating...

New Program Helps Parents Address the Dangers of Alcohol Use

It may come as a surprise, but children do listen to their parents, especially when it comes to crucial decisions like whether or not to drink alcohol. In fact, research reported by the National...

Zander Guy Voted Incoming Chair-Elect to NABCA Board

A. D. "Zander" Guy, Jr., Chairman, North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC Commission), was voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2019,...

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