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Purchase Online Alcohol Server Permit Class for Washington State

If you are looking to obtain your Alcohol Server Permit in Washington State, here are some of the ways students get to us in an organic search. Washington State passed a law in 1995 requiring all folks employed in the food and beverage industry in Washington State to have an alcohol license to serve intoxicating […]

Washington State Liquor Fees Too High, Most Say

State liquor industry at odds over fees Retailers contend distributors are getting an unfair advantage in selling to restaurants and bars; distributors point to $150 million in fees they agree to pay the state in the first-year of privatization.  By Ángel González Seattle Times business reporter RELATED The private-run market for spirits created by I-1183 is […]

Aftermath of Liquor Privatization in Washington State

In aftermath of liquor privatization, spirits everywhere, not cheap Many expected liquor sales privatization to benefit businesses, the state and the public by creating a modern market that would make spirits cheap and ubiquitous. Now liquor is ubiquitous but remains expensive, and some businesses still struggle for a place in the new environment. By Ángel González […]

Wine Sales Stay Strong

Some winemakers worried at first, but sales have grown Some winemakers and wine distributors were nervous about competing with hard liquor for grocery shelf space, but it all worked out. By Ángel González Seattle Times business reporter RELATEDAt the onset of liquor privatization, winemakers and distributors fretted about competing for shelf space at grocery stores with […]

2014 Best of Olympia Awards – Education

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALES Receives 2014 Best of Olympia Award Olympia Award Program Honors the Achievement OLYMPIA June 8, 2014 — Ales has been selected for the 2014 Best of Olympia Award in the Education category by the Olympia Award Program. Each year, the Olympia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have […]

Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) mulls rule change to ban marijuana anywhere alcohol is sold

  The Olympian Liquor Control Board mulls rule change to ban marijuana anywhere alcohol is sold Opponents turned out in force Wednesday morning to express displeasure with a proposed rule change by the state Liquor Control Board that will prohibit marijuana consumption in liquor-licensed establishments statewide. The News Tribune (Editorial) Liquor stores and legal pot face ferocious […]