ABL to Honor DISCUS President & CEO Dr. Peter Cressy with 2015 Top Shelf Award

Award will be presented at the 13th Annual ABL Conference in Washington, D.C. April 9, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to announce that Dr. Peter Cressy, President & CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), is the 2015 ABL Top Shelf Award honoree and will […]

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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.  

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Check out the member’s only section for new updates and NHTSA guides! And stay tuned for 2015 Annual Conference updates, including speakers, an agenda, and session information.

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ABL Releases New Economic Impact Study; Reflects Positive Impact of Beverage Licensees

Economic Study Reflects Positive Impact of Beverage Licensees Finds Increased Productivity, Jobs and Economic Impact by Alcohol Retailers; Includes Alcohol-Related and Total Jobs Created; Customizable Reports Available to ABL Members BETHESDA, MD – November 14, 2014 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) has released an updated economic impact study detailing the positive effect that America’s beer, […]

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Celebrate Package Liquor Store Month This November

American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and licensed off-premise retailers throughout the country are celebrating the Fifth Annual Package Liquor Store Month this November. Since 2009, ABL has celebrated Package Liquor Store Month, encouraging communities to recognize independently-owned package liquor retailers. These small businesses support their local economies and neighborhoods, provide unique product diversity, and help shape […]

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Twenty-One Beverage Licensees Honored at ABL Conference

Twenty-one beverage licensees were recognized for their success in and dedication to the retail beverage alcohol industry with 2014 Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year awards presented at the  American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Annual Conference in Washington, DC earlier this month.  ABL President Harry Klock and Marc Satterthwaite, Brown-Forman’s Vice President & Director of Sales Operations […]

America’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Meet in Washington

American Beverage Licensees gathered in the nation’s capital June 8-10 to meet with their colleagues in the retail tier, Congressional Members, public officials, and industry leaders, and to learn from national experts on alcohol policy and business at the ABL Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The conference opened on Sunday, June 8th with three sessions on […]

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Beverage Licensees Celebrate Tavern Month This May

America’s Beer Wine & Spirits Retailers are toasting bar and tavern owners as American Beverage Licensees celebrates Tavern Month this May. For more than 60 years, local beverage licensees have upheld the longstanding traditions and culture of the American taverns and bars where friends and neighbors celebrate their lives and make memories. “We take time […]

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Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark Named 2014 ABL Top Shelf Honoree

Bethesda, MD – April 7, 2014 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to announce that it will honor Bill Samuels, Jr. with the 2014 ABL Top Shelf Award.  As the Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, Mr. Samuels has overseen the brand’s tremendous growth over his forty-year career, while serving as a leader of many […]

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Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania Joins American Beverage Licensees

Off-Premise Retail Group in the Keystone State Become 35th ABL Affiliate Bethesda, MD – March 28, 2014 – The Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania (MBDA) has joined American Beverage Licensees, the leading national trade association for independent beer, wine and spirits retailers, as an affiliate member.  MBDA becomes ABL’s 35th affiliate member association, representing […]