Your Guide Through the Liquor Licensing Process
The liquor licensing process in Colorado can be an extensive, time consuming, and sometimes baffling process. Depending of the type of license, you are likely to be governed by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, and/or a local city or county licensing authority. In addition to the various liquor licensing authorities, every license has a unique set of requirements and restrictions.
A single business may qualify for over thirty different liquor licenses or alcohol permits. In some cases, a business may hold multiple licenses, while others are limited to a certain type of liquor license. Runco & Proffitt, P.C. attorneys have the extensive knowledge and expertise required to not only choose the right liquor license or alcohol permit for your business, but to help you navigate the complex process of obtaining that license.
The most common liquor licenses and alcohol permits in Colorado are:
- Malt Liquor Manufacturer’s License (Brewer)
- Vinous Liquors Manufacturer’s License (Winery)
- Spirituous Liquors Manufacturer’s License (Distillery)
- Limited Winery License
- Wholesaler’s Beer License
- Vinous and Spirituous Liquors Wholesaler’s License
- Retail Liquor Store License
- Fermented Malt Beverage Retailer (Currently 3.2 Beer)
- Liquor-Licensed Drugstore License
- Hotel and Restaurant License
- Tavern License
- Brew Pub License
- Distillery Pub License
- Lodging and Entertainment License
- Special Event Permit
- Common Consumption Area and Promotional Association
Contact us for a consultation on which type of license will best fit your intended operations.