Montana State Legislature

Alcoholic Beverage Control Division

of Department of Revenue

Division Leadership

Becky Schlauch, Division Administrator

Brendan Beatty, Director of Department of Revenue
Appointed by the Governor

Division Website

Division Overview

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division oversees the manufacture, sale, importation, and distribution of alcoholic beverages within the state of Montana. The division consists of two bureaus:

  • The Licensing and Compliance Bureau is responsible for licensing alcoholic beverage businesses, and overseeing compliance with the state's alcoholic beverage laws with respect to the manufacturing, distributing, and retailing of alcoholic beverages, as provided for in the Montana Alcoholic Beverage Code (Title 16 of the Montana Code Annotated)
  • The Liquor Distribution Bureau is responsible for overseeing and managing receipt and distribution of alcoholic beverages in the state through agency liquor stores and by operating the state liquor warehouse.

Legislative Audits

ABCD is audited with the Department of Revenue's regular audits. The most recent (2023) audit of that department did not specify any concerns about ABCD. 

Meeting Participation

November 2023:

July 2023:


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