At the Summit: California’s Tied-House Laws – Barrier to Business or Reasonable Regulation?
Tied-house? Three tier? Familiar terms in the alcohol beverage industry, but do you really know what they mean?
California’s tied-house laws have been described as archaic, outdated, and anachronistic. Many people don’t know why these laws exist and what relevance they have to doing business in modern times. Are they merely an impediment to businesses or do they continue to serve a valuable and legitimate purpose?
Join Matthew Botting, general counsel for the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) at the California Craft Beer Summit to learn the history behind tied-house laws, why they exist, how they have balanced competing interests and allowed the industry to develop in a (generally) positive way, and what the future may hold.