Iowa Prevention Conference November 2, 2011 IOWA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DIVISION
Today’s Discussion Items Brief historical overview of ABD Tools and resources available IowaABD.com Training resources Social networking Contact information Questions & Comments
ABD’s MissionThe Division’s Mission: To serve Iowans through theresponsible regulation and profitable distribution ofalcohol while providing opportunities for industrydevelopment and promoting health througheducation.
Historical Highlights 1963 On Premise Liquor by the drink allowed 1973 Alcohol sales are allowed on Sunday 1985 Iowa’s wine monopoly was privatized 1987 State owned liquor outlets replaced with privately owned stores 2000 Authority for tobacco enforcement was given to ABD 2010 High Alcohol Content Beer is defined and removed from the State wholesaling system to private beer wholesalers 2011 Home delivery of alcohol rules set, Convenience store sales allowed without a separate premises
What does a Control State Mean? Iowa became a control state in 1934 when prohibition ended. The Twenty-First amendment gave states the authority to create new regulatory and enforcement systems for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The idea was to balance people’s desire for legal alcohol sales with the government’s interest in protecting public health and safety. The Division is responsible for the enforcement of state and federal laws and regulations regarding the sale and use of alcohol and tobacco products.
Map of Control States http://www.nabca.org/
Three-Tier SystemIowa’s Alcoholic beverages industry operates under athree-tier system: manufacturer to wholesaler toretailer. It is then purchased by the customer. Thissystem maximizes revenue for state and localprograms while minimizing the cost of industryregulation. All liquor, wine and beer purchases mustbe made through the three-tier system. MANUFACTURER WHOLESALER RETAILER Distiller Spirits On-Premises Vintner • Brewer Wine • Beer Off-Premises