Illinois liquor licenses revoked, suspended after bootlegging from Indiana

Source: http://www.nwitimes.com/ Joseph S. Pete Apr 3, 2018   Illinois revoked the liquor license of a south suburban nightclub and suspended a liquor store’s license for bootlegging booze from Indiana.   Historically, bootlegging involved Tommy gun-wielding gangsters like Al Capone delivering bathtub gin and other ill-gotten spirits to underground speakeasies. But authorities say it continues…

Beam and Bud Bet on Boilermakers

Chris Furnari Apr. 4, 2018 at 4:36 PM In an effort to capture a growing contingent of consumers who are drinking both beer and spirits during a night out, Anheuser-Busch and Beam Suntory have inked a multi-faceted cross-merchandising program and collaborative brewing project. As part of the partnership, the two companies, via their flagship Budweiser…

Texas officials: Delivery apps becoming gateway for underage drinking

Some Texas officials are calling for for new legislation or permitting requirements for “digital-based companies” to head off what some view as a burgeoning public safety issue – the delivery of alcohol to underage drinkers.   Source: https://www.mystatesman.com/ By Bob Sechler March 30, 2018   Highlights Underage drinkers using app-based delivery services saw more success…

Alcoholic-beverage industry eyes potential of self-driving vehicles

Illinois News Network Mar 25, 2018 steve52 | Shutterstock.com As automakers and technology companies work to develop self-driving vehicles, the adult-beverage industry is keeping a close eye on their progress. Dan Clausner, executive director of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, said he has been following the development of self-driving vehicles for several years. He said…

Sixteen Beverage Retailers Honored at ABL Annual Meeting

Sixteen Beverage Retailers Honored at ABL Annual Meeting Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year Recognized for Their Continued Commitment to the Beverage Alcohol Industry March 23, 2018 – Bethesda, MD – As part of ABL’s 16th Annual Meeting at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana, sixteen beverage retailers from across the…

ABL Honors 16 Beverage Retailers at Annual Meeting

ABL Honors 16 Beverage Retailers at Annual Meeting Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year Recognized for Their Continued Commitment to the Beverage Alcohol Industry March 23, 2018 – Bethesda, MD – As part of ABL’s 16th Annual Meeting at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana, sixteen beverage retailers from across the United…