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 […]

ABL Annual Meeting REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

  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 […]

ABL Statement on TTB’s Ruling on Category Management and Tied House

American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich Statement on the TTB’s Ruling on Category Management and Tied House February 12, 2016   BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) Ruling 2016-1, “The Shelf Plan and Shelf Schematic Exception to the ‘Tied […]

American Beverage Licensees 14th Annual Meeting Coming to Denver in 2016

June conference will bring together leading beverage licensees and beverage alcohol industry representatives Bethesda, MD – February 10, 2016 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it will hold its 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]