Illinois Liquor Control Commission issues updated FAQ regarding recent guidances and COVID-19 orders – good info on license extensions, manufacturer delivery, etc.
You can find the fully updated FAQ on the rights and obligations currently emplaced for alcoholic beverage retailers and manufacturers here.
Some important notes from the guidance:
Manufacturers’ (Illinois’s brewers, distillers, brewpubs and distilling pubs) right to delivery can only deliver if they have a local license to sell at retail:
Q. May a brewer, class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, class 1 craft distiller, class 2 craft distiller, brew pub or distilling pub conduct curbside delivery, home delivery or other similar means of sale?
A. Under special temporary circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak, alcoholic liquor manufacturers, brew pubs and distiller pubs may deliver alcoholic liquor if the licensee holds a local retail liquor license and if the local liquor control commission authorizes delivery sales. If the manufacturer does not hold a local retail license, it is not authorized to conduct retail sales of alcoholic liquor in any form.
Licenses set to expire on or before May 31, 2020 are extended to July 31, 2020 automatically:
Q. My license expires on March 31, 2020. Do I have to renew the license to purchase and sell alcoholic liquor?
A. Licenses that expire March 31, 2020, April 30, 2020, and May 31, 2020 have been extended to July 31, 2020. Licensees are encouraged to renew their licenses as soon as they can through their MyTax Illinois Account.