Montana State Legislature
Alcoholic Beverage Control Division
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL DIVISION
of Department of Revenue
Becky Schlauch, Division Administrator
Brendan Beatty, Director of Department of Revenue
Appointed by the Governor
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.
- ABCD is audited with the Department of Revenue's regular audits. The most recent (2020) audit of that department did not specify any concerns about ABCD.