How to Get an Alberta Liquor License for Pubs, Dining Rooms, Lounges and Nightclubs

A “Class A” Alberta liquor license is required for pubs, restaurants/dining rooms, lounges and nightclubs to sell and serve alcohol. Before you apply for a Class A liquor license, here is some information you’ll need. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) assesses many criteria that must be met by applicants before a license is issued. Read more

Things You Need to Know About Alberta Special Event Licenses

If you are hosting an event in Alberta and would like to serve or sell alcohol, you must apply for a Special Event License (SEL) – a type of temporary Alberta liquor license. The following overview summarizes the requirements of an SEL and the responsibilities of licensees. Alberta liquor licensing is complex and the following overview provides only the primary features of an SEL. For detailed information, please visit the Alberta Gaming & Licensing Commission (AGLC) Special Events License page. Read more

2016 Year in Review – RTC Expands Services Beyond BC Liquor Licenses

In 2016, Rising Tide Consultants was very busy – growing our services beyond BC liquor licenses to include Alberta and Ontario liquor license services as well as all provinces, SKU registration, agent registration, and manufacturers license application services.

Before we review our year, we’d like to wish all of you a very Happy Holidays and New Year! We hope that 2017 brings you good health and prosperity, both personally and professionally. We want to thank our clients for their continued support and loyalty. You are the reason our business thrives and we are all grateful that you continue to choose Rising Tide Consultants for liquor license consultation services. Read more

Alberta Liquor Licence Application vs. BC Liquor Licence Application

If you are considering applying for an Alberta liquor licence, the complex process is made much easier, and the chances of success much greater, if you seek the services of an Alberta liquor licence consultant. As you’ll see below, there are many differences between BC and Alberta, both in classification and in the application process. Read more