State and Local Advocacy Issues and Resources

Maine state and local advocacy issues and resources.
Distributors educate their staff and the general public about the current issues facing the beer and wine industry.

Learn about state and local regulations, lobbying initiatives, and legislative issues that have bearing on our industry; find out what’s being done in Augusta to protect the rights of the industry, our retailers, and consumers.

  • Maine’s state-based alcohol regulatory system
  • Beer and wine taxes
  • Maine’s bottle bill
  • Other general business issues

Helpful Resource Links:

Maine DEP – Bottle Bill
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations (BABLO)
Maine Revenue Services
Maine Department of Agriculture

Recent News:

Why Some Redemption Centers Give 6 Cents a Bottle When Deposit is Only 5 — Read the story from MBPN

Julia Clukey hits proverbial reset button — Read the story from The Kennebec Journal

Maine has the highest beer taxes in the Northeast