Long Beverage, Inc.
10500 World Trade Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
What is the Three-Tier System?
The 21st Amendment to the Constitution grants states the authority to regulate alcohol within their borders, consistent with the desires and needs of its citizens. The USA has a three-tier system of distribution, composed of breweries/wineries, distributors and retailers. The three-tier system ensures a safe and transparent regulatory system for alcoholic beverages whose actions are easily monitored and controlled.
Long Beverage supports this legislation.
Public support for state-based regulation and a strong three-tier system is validated by a recent survey conducted by the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP). The CAP poll stated 72 percent believe states should regulate alcohol because it is different from other consumer goods and 81 percent support the rights of states to determine their own laws and regulations regarding the sale of alcohol.