While your beverage of choice is an easy-to-choose and love, we know you're bound to have a few questions. Here's where we attempt to answer them. Should you have a more specific question you need answered, please feel free to contact us. All questions, and compliments, are welcomed.
What areas does AALCO service?
- We service Allen, Adams, Wells, Huntington, DeKalb, Steuben, Lagrange, Noble County, Kosciusko and Whitley
Does AALCO sell beer to the public?
- No, we do not. As a beer distributor we can only sell to licensed retailers.
Where do I go to obtain a liquor/beer/wine/catering or special event license?
- Please visit www.in.gov/atc
Is there a place where I can check the status of my liquor license?
- Yes, please visit https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/
Where Can I go to purchase Budweiser swag?
Does AALCO sell draft equipment or Beer/Home Bar kits?
- No, we do not. Please visit www.micromatic.com
Why do we have beer distributors?
After the repeal of prohibition, the United States implemented the three-tier system of alcohol distribution. The tiers are producers (Anheuser-Busch InBev), distributors (AALCO) and retailers (grocery/package stores/bars and restaurants). The structure of the system is that producers can sell their products only to wholesale distributors who then sell to the retailers and the retailers can only sell to the consumers. Some states chose to become alcoholic beverage control states but Indiana is not one of them.
Do the kegs of Guinness we have in our warehouse, and sell to retailers, come all the way from Dublin, Ireland?
- Yes they do!
What's the story behind the Clydesdales?
On April 7, 1933, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition. Then on March 30, 1950, in commemoration of the opening of the Newark Brewery, a Dalmatian was introduced as the Budweiser Clydesdales™ mascot. Now, a Dalmatian travels with each of the Clydesdale hitches. Today, Anheuser-Busch owns approximately 250 Clydesdales; they continue to be an enduring symbol of the brewer's heritage, tradition and commitment to quality.