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Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Celebrate Tavern Month This May

Raise a glass and toast America’s bars and the people who make them great BETHESDA, MD – April 30, 2015 – This May, America’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Retailers are encouraging their colleagues and customers to raise a glass in celebration of Tavern Month. Established in 1953, Tavern Month is supported by American Beverage Licensees […]

Beverage Alcohol Retailers Applaud Passage of Death Tax Repeal Act

Bipartisan bill passes House 240-179; ABL urges action on Senate Legislation April 16, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers applauded the passage today of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 (H.R. 1105) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) in […]


RNC and DNC Spokesmen to Provide Political Update at ABL Annual Conference

DNC’s Mo Elleithee, RNC’s Sean Spicer to Discuss Political Affairs and 2016 Elections Bethesda, MD – April 16, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is excited to announce that Mo Elleithee, Communications Director for the DNC, and Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist & Communications Director for the RNC, will address the ABL Annual Conference on June […]


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 […]