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The California Liquor License Experts

In today’s fast-paced business world, staying on top of changes in rules and procedures is key to preventing delays. When you’re trying to launch a new venture, it’s essential to have expert guidance in your corner. If you need to buy or sell a California liquor license, avoid the confusing mess of laws and applications by hiring us to streamline the process for you.

Mike Brewer | CA Liquor License

Michael Brewer

The team at Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service is proud of our extensive resume:


  • Over 40 years of experience with CA liquor license procedures
  • Processed over 4,000 approved liquor license applications
  • Experience with all 75 types of liquor licenses in the state of California
  • Assisted large multi-unit ownership transfers
  • Aided theme parks and art centers
  • Worked with international convenience stores
  • Consulted with hotel chains
  • Guided breweries and wineries
  • Served supermarkets and drug stores
  • Helped local restaurant owners, retailers and wholesalers


The size of your business does not impact the quality of service you receive. We’ve assisted all types of operations, from billion-dollar theme parks to small, local businesses. Every one of our clients receives the same high level of courteous and professional service. Our team is thorough, making sure the license you receive meets your needs. We can help you obtain a liquor license from a private party or directly from the state of California.

Michael Brewer serves as President of Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service, and also co-founded California Business Escrow as well as License Locators, one of the largest liquor license brokerage firms in the state of California. Mr. Brewer attended San Diego State University, where he earned a Master’s degree in accounting, and has served as a regulatory auditor for the United States Custom Service. He has also provided guest lectures at San Diego State University, the Escrow Institute, the Escrow Training Institute, Los Angeles Escrow Association, and California Association of Business Brokers. Mr Brewer is an associate member of many professional organizations, including the California Restaurant Association, the California Association of Business Brokers, the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, and the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association.

Harold Brewer founded Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service, and also spent 23 years serving the state as part of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. With over 40 years of experience in the field of alcohol licensing, Mr Brewer is well respected throughout the state of California.



With over 40 years of experience, Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service has negotiated thousands of liquor license transfers in the State of California.

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