Reducing Your Liquor License Liability

Liquor License Liability Training

As we covered earlier this week in “Liquor License Liability,” many states (including Massachusetts) require liquor license holders or those applying for a liquor license to carry liability insurance. This insurance provides a bit of a safety net, but it’s better to reduce your liability regarding selling and serving alcohol in the first place. Think […]

Liquor License Liability

Liquor License Liability

Acquiring and renewing your liquor license are only two steps in the process of operating a profitable bar or restaurant. In Massachusetts, all Section 12 licensees are required to have liquor license liability insurance. Liquor license liability claims typically occur when a patron overindulges and subsequently gets behind the wheel and injures or kills themselves […]

Decline in Light Beer Sales

Decline in Lt Beer Sales

If your bartender or wait staff begins to answer the question, “What’s on draft?” with “Bud Light, Coors Light…,” it may be time to change your taps. Light beer sales are declining. Shanken News Daily, a provider of exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits, and beer business, shared information from Impact Databank that […]

Liquor License Acquisition and Renewal in DE

DE Liquor License Laws

Delaware does not operate under the quota system for liquor license acquisition, and its liquor laws are getting a bit more progressive. To apply for a liquor license in DE, you will need to submit a letter of intent including the location of the establishment, or if it’s a transfer, you must provide a letter […]

Liquor License Renewal in NJ

Liquor license renwal in NJ

New Jersey, like its neighbor across the Delaware River, is a quota state; however, unlike Pennsylvania, liquor license renewals in NJ occur annually. Every spring, liquor licensees must go through the renewal process as all liquor licenses in NJ are effective from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. According to NJ’s Alcoholic […]

Liquor License Renewal in PA

liquor license renwal in Pa

Pennsylvania operates under a liquor license quota systems and is also a control state regarding the retail sale of alcohol. It’s no surprise, then, that there are a number of regulations regarding liquor license renewal in Pennsylvania. Unlike some other states, liquor licenses in PA only need to be renewed biennially (i.e. every other year), […]

Liquor License Renewal in Connecticut

CT liquor license renewal

Renewing a liquor license in Connecticut is easier than in some other states; however, there are still regulations to which you must adhere to avoid headaches or worse, license suspension or revocation. Unlike its neighbor to the north, Connecticut is not a state that uses a quota system for issuance of liquor licenses. Additionally, it […]

Liquor License Renewals in Massachusetts

Liquor License Renewal in MA

Once you have cleared the challenge of obtaining a liquor license, you can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on running your establishment. However, there are also intricacies with liquor license renewals. In Massachusetts, both on-premises and off-premises (typically referred to as pouring and retail licenses, respectively) licenses must be renewed annually. Liquor licenses […]

New Liquor License Law Affects Utah

Utah Liquor License Law

A new law that went into effect on July 1st changes the way liquor licenses change hands in Utah. In a state with some of the strictest liquor laws in the country, liquor licenses can now be sold on the open market in Utah. This change directly contrasts proposals for liquor license quota elimination in […]

Different States Have a Multitude of Liquor License Types

Multitude of Liquor Licence Types

Whether you want to serve or sell alcohol in a state with a quota system or in a state without such a system, you’re going to need a liquor license. That’s not as easy as it sounds since every state has various types of liquor licenses. In the simplest form, we can break them into […]