Alcohol Beverage Services

July 14, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Alcohol Beverage Services Win 5 Awards

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) won five 2021 National Association of Counties (NACo) achievement awards. ABS is the alcohol wholesaler of beer, wine, and spirits for Montgomery County. Over 1,000 businesses have their alcohol licensing, enforcement and education managed by ABS. They also run 26 retail stores throughout the county. Since they […]

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February 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Alcohol Beverage Services Will Run ‘Amplify Black Voices’ Campaign

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) will run a digital Black History Month campaign called “Amplify Black Voices.” Throughout the month, ABS will highlight Black-owned alcohol brands and leaders, according to a statement from the department. Eight Black leaders/brands will be featured on the ABS website and the department will also hold a free virtual […]

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January 29, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Walnut Hill Liquor and Wine Store Temporarily Closed After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services’ (ABS) released a press release on Friday announcing the temporary closure of Walnut Hill Liquor and Wine Store in Gaithersburg after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The store, which is located at 16535 S. Frederick Road, will undergo deep cleaning done by a “specialized team” before reopening. […]

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March 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Restaurantes en Montgomery Pueden Vender Cerveza y Vino a Domicilio

Los restaurantes del condado de Montgomery pueden vender cerveza y vino a domicilio o para recoger en el establecimiento. La Junta de Comisionados de Licencia aprobó una resolución para permitir que los restaurantes vendan cerveza y vino con comida para llevar o entregar a domicilio. Se aplica a todos los restaurantes con licencia de alcohol […]

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March 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Restaurants Can Sell Beer, Wine for Carryout, Delivery in Montgomery County

Restaurants can sell beer and wine for carryout and delivery in Montgomery County.  The Board of License Commissioners approved a resolution to let restaurants sell beer and wine with a carryout or delivery meal. It applies to all restaurants with an alcohol license and will expire when Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order to close restaurants […]

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March 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Alcohol Beverage Services Reduces Hours, No In-Store Tastings

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is operating on reduced hours starting Tuesday until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Retail stores will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday. There will be no in-store tastings. Further updates will be posted to the county ABS […]

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February 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Cheers for the Booze: Whiskey Rocks Event in Clarksburg Sets Sales Record

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) set a new sales record at the one-day Whiskey Rocks event on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Clarksburg Village Liquor and Wine Store. The store’s sales for Jan. 17 was $196,250. According to a statement by ABS Director Bob Dorfman, the store typically makes about $10,000 on a Friday […]

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January 17, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Whiskey Rocks Clarksburg!

Many of us have stood in long lines for concert tickets or waited for hours to eat in a special restaurant, but imagine waiting in line for 24 hours to buy a bottle of booze.  Hardcore whiskey fans did just that for a special event at the Clarksburg Village Liquor and Wine Store.    

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