What Is A Beverage Licensee?

A beverage licensee is an individual or entity that has been issued a license from a state authority for the purposes of selling beer, wine and/or spirits to consumers of legal drinking age.

Within the Three-Tier System of producers, distributors and retailers, beverage licensees are the last to handle beverage alcohol products before they reach the consumer and reflect a lasting image of the industry to the public. Most ABL members are locally-owned stores or bars that support their communities.