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Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

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The Alcoholic Beverages Division of the Iowa Department of Revenue governs the sale and use of alcohol in the state of Iowa in the following ways:

  • Licenses businesses seeking to manufacture, distribute, and sell alcoholic beverages in Iowa.
  • Regulates businesses that sell alcohol products in Iowa.
  • Educates stakeholders on how to stay in compliance with alcohol law.
  • Wholesales alcoholic liquor to over 2,000 privately-owned liquor retailers in Iowa.
  • Deposits about $150 million into the state's General Fund each year supporting programs that benefit all Iowans.