Assembly Approves Brunch Hour Alcohol Sales Beginning at 8AM

We are calling this a tremendous victory and collaborative win Assembly Approves Brunch Hour Alcohol Sales Beginning at 8AM Tuesday June 11 Regular Assembly Meeting, the Anchorage Assembly approved (10-1) AO 2024-62, As Amended, to extend hours for alcohol sales for restaurants from 10AM to 8AM, allowing the “Brunch Hour” at licensed locations effective immediately. The […]

Anchorage 2024 Economic Forecast

From the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation: The last several years have been full of surprises – a mixed bag of bad and good economic news. Perhaps none has been so surprising as the United States’ ability to avoid an economic recession following years of disruption and uncertainty. The steps taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve […]

Protect Your Liquor License

As a responsible owner and operator please remember to do the following: Stop trouble before it starts on and near your establishment.  The way your service is managed can make a difference at the end of the day.  Manage your patrons and accept no tolerance when it comes to unacceptable behavior. Keep the community happy. […]

Understanding Social Host Liability: Your Responsibility as a Party Host

From TiPS… The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 established the minimum drinking age at 21 in the United States, with states implementing laws that prohibit individuals under 21 years of age from purchasing or possessing alcohol in public. However, underage drinking remains a pervasive problem, prompting state legislators to enact Social Host Liability laws that […]

AMCO online licensing – please register

The Alaska Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office is privileged to announce the launching of its new on-line licensing system AK-ACCIS through myAlaska. If you are an existing licensee, your first task is to “claim the business entity” that holds your license. Once we at AMCO have substantiated your claim, you will be able to take action […]

Certify your staff in alcohol service

There are a few ways you can get your staff certified in alcohol service through Alaska Hospitality Retailers IN-PERSON or ONLINE In-person training through TIPs (full class) To pre-register or for information: call 646-4628 or email [email protected] – registration is required five (5) days prior to the class. Visit website for class schedule ( ) Class begins at 10:30am (sharp) and ends at approximately 6 hours […]

Industry News: ServSafe Newsletter

“What goes into a food safety culture? Food safety needs to account for both the “how’s” and the “why’s” of what you do.” Watch the video from Servsafe. PATRICK GUZZLE, THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION V.P. OF FOOD SCIENCE, REVEALS THE SECRETS TO BUILDING A CULTURE OF FOOD SAFETY. Download the E-Book. RECAP OF TOPICS COVERED […]

Members-Only Training with Discounts

It’s here! We’ve solidified out partnership with RServing to offer comprehensive, high-quality online alcohol education and compliance training for the hospitality industry. Because of the extra features and discounted prices, this online-based training is only being offered to our paid members. If you are a paid member, you will receive a confidential password that you […]

Restaurant Industry Update [National Restaurant Association]

The National Restaurant Association newsletter is out and full of useful articles worth reading. Here are just a few: Pups on patios: 8 tips to safely cater to canine companions The question of whether pet dogs are legally permissible in an outdoor dining area comes down to state and local laws and regs. More than […]

How to Tell if Someone is Intoxicated: 5 Signs of Intoxication

How to Recognize an Intoxicated Person Everyone who drinks runs the danger of consuming alcohol excessively. Unfortunately, some people don’t know how to manage their alcohol intake. This changes a person’s behavior and makes it difficult to manage their actions. It can therefore increase the risk of an awful and unexpected outcome. So how can […]