WHAT'S GOING ON AT DABS?

Find the latest news and updates about the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services here. For media inquiries, contact DABS Communications Director Michelle Schmitt at mschmitt@utah.gov or 801-977-6838.

New Special Selections Available Now

Salt Lake City, UT – Barrel select releases from world-class distillers are available for a limited time only. The DABS…

Danielle Chavira

Applications for Type 3 Liquor Package Agencies requested

The State of Utah and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) seek applications to operate a Type 3 Liquor Package…

Michelle Schmitt

DABS marks Parents Empowered Month by reminding caregivers of their role in stopping underage drinking

State liquor stores to feature surprising statistic that 49% of Utah kids get alcohol at home with parents’ permission Salt…

Michelle Schmitt

Statewide donation drive at Utah liquor stores

Every state liquor store in Utah is becoming a hub for community support by collecting donations for dozens of charitable…

Michelle Schmitt

Utah Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Services sends $236 million to state and local programs in fiscal year 2023

The Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (DABS) reports $579.05 million total sales in fiscal year 2023.…

Michelle Schmitt

Utah DABS announces changes for how businesses manage alcohol licensing

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) today announced a major shift for how businesses and organizations maintain records,…

Michelle Schmitt

Former Utah State Representative Steve Handy appointed to serve on the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission

Former Utah State Representative Steve Handy is newly confirmed to serve on the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission for a term…

Michelle Schmitt

Grand opening event for new state liquor & wine store 

The newest state liquor and wine store opens in Sandy on Monday, July 31, 2023, located in the Little Cottonwood…

Michelle Schmitt

Governor appoints new chair to the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission

Governor Spencer Cox appoints Tara Thue as chair of the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Services (ABS) Commission.…

Michelle Schmitt

Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission to connect with northern Utah businesses in first-ever Logan visit

Utah’s Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) Commission will hold their June meeting in Logan where they can connect with hospitality, food…

Michelle Schmitt

Questions for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services? Call, chat, or email the new help desk

Today, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) launches its new help desk, improving accessibility and service for all…

Michelle Schmitt

Lt. Governor to announce declaration renewing January as ‘Parents Empowered Month’ in Utah

Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson will unveil a Parents Empowered Month declaration at a news conference on January 18, 2023.…

Michelle Schmitt

Utah DABS directs over $220 million to state & local programs in fiscal year 2022

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) releases its annual report for fiscal year 2022 that outlines total alcohol…

Michelle Schmitt

Department of Alcohol Beverage Control launches new name, new mission statement

Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is getting a service-first facelift with the launch of its new name and new…

Michelle Schmitt

DABC announces new strategic roadmap with methods for measuring success

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is working towards service improvements through technology infrastructure enhancements, workforce development, and alcohol safety…

Michelle Schmitt

Governor Cox proclaims April Alcohol Awareness Month in Utah

Utah Governor Spencer Cox today proclaimed April Alcohol Awareness Month in Utah.…

Michelle Schmitt