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Alcohol Enforcement Unit responsibilities include:
  • Issuing manufacturing/wholesale licenses.
  • Reviewing applications and approving some retail licenses.
  • Pre-licensing: Background checks and education.
  • Serving as the statewide repository for various retail license records.
  • Investigating alcohol-related complaints.  
In the 2015 fiscal year, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit activities included:
  • 984 investigations regarding alcohol-related complaints. Of those cases, 36 resulted in fines totaling $11,500. 
  • 817 pre-license inspections - a significant increase directly related to the increase in small brewers, farm wineries and micro distillers.

                                                                      2011             2014
    • ​​Farm Wineries:          43                 78
    • Brewers:                      18                 93
    • Micro Distiller:              0                  21

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