American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich Statement on the DOJ Reaffirmation of Consent Decrees Governing ASCAP and BMI

BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s review of proposed modifications to antitrust consent decrees governing performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI. “Beverage licensees are pleased that the Department of Justice (DOJ), following an exhaustive multi-year review, has arrived at […]

ABL Announces Hiring of New Communications Manager

Matthew Evans to Manage Organization’s Communications and Social Media Strategies May 10, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to announce the hiring of Matthew Evans as the organization’s Communications Manager, effective May 9, 2016. In this position, Evans is responsible for increasing the position and reach of the organization within […]

ABL to Honor Peter Coors with 2016 Top Shelf Award

Award will be presented at the 14th Annual ABL Meeting in Denver May 3, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to announce that Peter Coors, Chairman of the Board of MillerCoors and Vice Chairman of the Board of Molson Coors Brewing Company, is the 2016 ABL Top Shelf Award honoree and […]

May is Tavern Month…Let’s Celebrate!

Raise a glass to the places that sustain America’s rich tradition of hospitality   BETHESDA, MD – April 29, 2016 – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers are encouraging their customers, colleagues and communities to join them this May in celebration of National Tavern Month.  Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as an opportunity to […]


  REGISTER NOW! Registration is now open for American Beverage Licensees’ 14th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on June 12-14, 2016. The event will connect leading on-premise and off-premise beverage alcohol licensees for a program full of informative speakers, issue discussions, industry networking and hospitality events. Marking ABL’s 14th anniversary, the 2016 ABL Annual Meeting […]

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


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 […]

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Registration for the 13th ABL Annual Conference is OPEN!

Registration for the 2015 ABL Annual Conference is now open! Register online today and book your hotel for a weekend of interesting and informative sessions. Topics include a grassroots lobbying briefing, a “state of the beer” panel, and a what’s next for legalized marijuana update, plus much more! Click here for more information.  

Affordable Care Act – Delay of Medium-Size Employer Mandate Until 2016

On February 10, 2014, the Obama administration announced that it will delay the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that medium-size employers with 50-99 employees provide health insurance or face penalties.  These midsize employers will now have until January 2016 to comply with the ACA’s provisions, potentially providing them with more flexibility in […]

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