National Alcohol Beverage Control Association

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The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) was established in 1938 as the nationwide organization representing the interests of alcoholic beverage control states or monopoly sale states in the United States. NABCA's stated mission is to support those states and areas in which governmental agencies exclusively wholesale and/or retail some form or forms (beer, wine or distilled spirits) of alcohol beverages by supporting member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and ensure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales.[1]

See Alcoholic beverage control state for a list of "control states" and their exact level of control.

Currently, control jurisdictions represent approximately 25.2% of the nation’s population and account for roughly 22% of distilled spirit sales and a significantly smaller percentage of beer and wine sales.


Stephen Larson, administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division (Iowa ABD), assumed the role of chair of the NABCA Board of Directors in May 2015.[2] At the same time, Stephanie O’Brien, chair of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control (VDLC), was voted chair-elect. [3]