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National 


As it does now, TSA will continue to accept alternate forms of ID at airports, such as a passport, military ID or permanent resident card. But next year (Jan. 2018), driver's licenses and state-issued ID cards from the nine states that don't yet have Real ID-compliant driver's licenses and IDs - Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington - won't be accepted. Alabama is OK. 


Utah has passed new DUI limits and is now the lowest BAC in the country at .05 BAC for DUI.

 

Fortune Magazine May 2017, some sobering statistics: Craft-beer volume grew 6% last year to 24.6 million barrels, but market share increased just 1/10th of one percent to 12.3%. At the same time the number of craft brewers increased by 17% to 5301 brewers. The industry is now maturing.

   

State 


As of October 1, 2018 the Responsible Vendor certification numbers will change. Currently the number for 1 license type is 610, it will now be 610 RVP 1. Currently the certification number for 2 license types is 620, it will now be 620 RVP 2.


7/14/2017: This State Took A Bold Stand Against Margarita Pitchers
In what may be the shortest-lived piece of alcohol-serving legislation, ever, the state of Alabama banned the sale of margaritas  and all other alcoholic beverages other than beer in pitchers.
Just a day later, the new ruling was overturned, proving that the government has no place in the regulation of frozen beverages.
 

 The current read on this per the ABC is that pitchers are OK for beer or margaritas. Any other product such as daiquiris, sangria or others would require additional approval from the ABC. If you are or wish to serve other than beer or margaritas, call the ABC and ask them to get Montgomery approval. Once the new regulation is printed and approved we will know for sure and I will send it in its entirety.
 

Also remember if the licensee makes their own sangria it must be kept in a mixer which is constantly stirring (not just a container). If not, it is considered "Adulteration of Alcohol". 


Alabama's Human Trafficking Law
 Businesses that are required to post the human trafficking poster include:
All persons owning any establishment that requires a liquor license or alcoholic beverage license and that does not also have a food or beverage permit, or both;
any hotel that been cited as a nuisance as defined in Sections 13A-12-110 to 13A-12-122, inclusive, of the Code of Alabama 1975, or where the establishment has been cited as a nuisance as defined in Section 6-5-140;
any airport, bus, or train station;
and any business that provides entertainment commonly called stripteasing or topless entertaining or entertainment that has employees who are not clad both above and below the waist.
The poster should be posted in a conspicuous location to the public at the entrance of the business or where such posters and notices are customarily posted. The poster must be at least 8.5 x 11 inches. The posters are available here in English and Spanish. Please contact the ABC Board Legal Division at (334) 260-5442 if you need an additional language. 

We can e-mail you copies of the posters in English or Spanish.      past@knology.net 

  

Congratulations to Captain Hal Taylor of the ABC. This morning (4/13/17) Governor Kay Ivey promoted Hal to the top law enforcement position in the state of Alabama. Hal is now acting Secretary of ALEA, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The Governor couldn't have made a better choice. Again, congratulations Secretary Taylor!

   

The new Alexander Shunnarah commercials refer directly to DUI prosecution. He talks about suing both the person charged with DUI who hurt your family and the business that sold them the alcohol. That is DRAM SHOP. Be aware and do your due diligence. Train your people and follow the ABC rules, laws and regs. 


 Recently approved ID's State of Alabama, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency temporary license. New temporary licenses will be black and white, not color. Payment receipts for temporary licenses printed from a District Office renewal kiosk are valid for driving and identification purposes. Copies of these ID's are available to you in (secure) XPS document format. If you e-mail me and ask for a copy I will return them by e-mail.  You will need to have XPS or download it to view these documents.   past@knology.net 

Also, please be aware that saving your license information in an electronic format (on your cell phone) is not considered a license. You must print it out and carry a printed copy.      

Upcoming classes

 

North Alabama and Corporate Trainer

George Burgess (owner P.A.S.T.) 

@256-509-7610 / 256-895-0403 or past@knology.net  

Next classes: Tuesday January 15th for "On Premise" restaurants, bars, pubs, taverns, special events, riverboats, speedways, breweries, wineries, ball parks, concessions, 040 On/Off beer and 060 On/Off wine . 

Wednesday 16th  "Off Premise" grocery, package and convenience stores.

1 pm at Turner Beverage, upstairs on the left. 

site provider: 

Turner Beverage Co., Inc.

1935 Max Luther Dr. 

Huntsville, Al. 35811.

 
Madison County, Mental Health of Madison County, Telly Lanier @256-705-6493

Birmingham/Jefferson County, Birmingham Budweiser, J. David Aldrich @205-529-7934 or jdavidaldrich@bellsouth.net

Tuscaloosa/Northport/West Alabama, Adams Beverage, Bruce Brown @205-292-3026. Classes 3rd Tuesday of every month. Call Bruce for times.

 
Opelika/Auburn, Adams Beverages, Lauren Carmack  @205-427-3214 or laurencarmack@adamsbeverages.net

Opelika/Auburn, Lee, Russell, Chambers and Tallapoosa Counties, East Alabama Mental Health, Chelsea Neighbors, Gina Smith and Brian Jackson @334-742-2112


Sylacauga/Anniston/Shelby County, Bama Budweiser of Shelby County, Don Ransom (Off Premise)  @800-443-8647/205-369-6798

Shannon Wright (On Premise) @256-487-3548


Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Mobile and the coast, Chris Ybarra @251-981-9268/251-968-5353 or cottons84@gmail.com

ABC Contacts

Region A: Theodore (251) 653-0015/Summerdale (251) 947-2971/Thomasville (334) 637-0131
COUNTIES: Choctaw, Clarke, Monroe, Washington, Conecuh, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia 


Region B: Andalusia (334) 222-3200/Dothan (334) 792-9155
COUNTIES: Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Barbour, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva, Houston


Region C: Tuscaloosa (205) 758-7501 COUNTIES: Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Greene, Sumter, Hale, Bibb, Perry, Marengo, Dallas, Wilcox 


Region D: Montgomery (334) 213-6311/Auburn (334) 826-1137
COUNTIES: Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Autauga, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Russell 

   

Region E: Florence (256) 764-2435
COUNTIES: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Walker 

  

Region F: Huntsville (256) 726-0401
COUNTIES: Limestone, Madison, Jackson, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, Cherokee
 

Region G: Birmingham-Homewood (205) 942-7955/Anniston (256) 237-3211
COUNTIES: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Calhoun, Cleburne, Randolph, Clay, Talladega


Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Responsible Vendor Program

PO Box 1151 

Montgomery, Al. 36101


Phone: (334) 213-6314