Why are you stopping by your local package store this November?

Tell us why you’re stopping by your local package store @ablusa  #PLSM A mixologist I follow on Twitter recommended a locally-made gin. I’m picking up a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary! They sponsor my softball team and contribute to the community, so I support them. I signed up for a food and beer […]

Celebrate Package Liquor Stores this November

November 9, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – November is National Package Liquor Store Month, recognized by American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and celebrated in communities across the country.  Established in 2009, Package Liquor Store Month is an opportunity to showcase independently-owned package stores and the many benefits they provide beverage consumers. Package stores continue to uphold […]

ABL Statement on House Judiciary Committee’s Copyright Review Roundtable at Belmont University

BETHESDA, MD – September 22, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the kick off of the House Judiciary Committee’s copyright review listening tour and its roundtable discussion in Nashville, Tennessee on September 22nd. “America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers commend House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking […]


Wine Institute Joins ABL as Associate Member

Wine Institute Joins ABL as Associate Member Membership strengthens connection to independent beverage retailers, California wineries Bethesda, MD – August 25, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is pleased to welcome Wine Institute as its newest Associate Member. Representing more than 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses, Wine Institute is the largest advocacy and public policy […]

Learn about RRF’s Responsible Retailing Program

Follow the link below to learn more about the Responsible Retailing Forum’s Responsible Retailing Program. ABL’s executive director, John Bodnovich, is featured in it explaining why it’s important to stay committed to the responsible sale of beverage alcohol. RRForum’s New Video

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ABL Joins Beer Industry Partners for Capitol Hill Briefing

ABL Joins Beer Industry Partners for Capitol Hill Briefing Beer Serves America report highlights value of beer to American economy Bethesda, MD –– July 31, 2015 –– American Beverage Licensees (ABL) joined beer industry partners in a Capitol Hill briefing earlier this week to highlight the positive economic impact of the beer industry on multiple […]

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ABL President Participates in Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus Briefing

ABL President Participates in Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus Briefing Panel discusses the importance of the TTB to beverage alcohol marketplace Bethesda, MD –– July 22, 2015 –– Earlier today, Congressmen Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) hosted the first issue briefing of the Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus. ABL President Warren Scheidt joined a panel […]


American Beverage Licensees Joins MIC Coalition

Licensees lend grassroots voice, small business perspective to music licensing debate Bethesda, MD –– July 8, 2015 –– With the conversation about music licensing and copyright issues growing in Washington, American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it has joined the MIC Coalition as part of a continuing effort to address music licensing issues on […]

ABL Announces 2015-2016 Officers

Warren Scheidt of Cork Liquors in Columbus, Indiana Elected ABL President Bethesda, MD –– June 29, 2015 –– At its meeting this June, American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Board of Directors elected Warren Scheidt, owner and operator of 12 Cork Liquors stores in and around Columbus, Indiana, as the 7th President of ABL. Scheidt, who will […]


ABL Honors 21 Retailers at 2015 Annual Conference

Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year recognized for commitment to the beverage industry Bethesda, MD – June 26, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees was pleased to recognize twenty-one beverage retailers for their success and dedication to the beverage alcohol industry at the 2015 ABL Annual Conference earlier this month. The 2015 Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year […]