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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 2014 fiscal year, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit activities included:
  • 1,402 investigations regarding alcohol-related complaints. Of those cases, 55 resulted in fines totaling $22,750. 
  • 843 pre-license inspections - a significant increase directly related to the increase in small brewers, farm wineries and micro distillers.

                                                                      2010            2014
    • ​​Farm Wineries:          39                  71
    • Brewers:                     13                  69
    • Micro Distiller:             0                   13

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