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Check out the 2023 annual report, Alcohol Beverage Services 2023 At-A-Glance.

Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is the alcohol wholesaler of beer, wine, and spirits for Montgomery County and operates 27 retail stores throughout the County. ABS also manages alcohol licensing, enforcement, and education for more than 1,000 businesses. In addition to providing for health and safety, the department benefits all residents by transferring more than $35 million in profits annually to pay down County debt and to support services that otherwise would be funded by County tax dollars.

With its commitment to the four C’s that have helped it operate more like a business—culture, collaboration, communication, and customer service, ABS is laying a solid infrastructure to support innovation and growth over the coming years. It also contributes nearly 500 jobs to the local economy.

On July 1, 2019 the department's name changed from the Department of Liquor Control to Alcohol Beverage Services to better reflect its mission. ABS retail stores also are undergoing a rebranding to the enhanced retail line, Oak Barrel & Vine. The renovated stores are designed to reflect the community by showcasing local products and providing dynamic service in a safe and inviting environment, turning shopping into an experience.


Learn about the Alcoholic Beverages Advisory Board.