Our Mission

To serve Iowans through the responsible regulation and profitable distribution of alcohol while providing opportunities for industry development and promoting health through education.

Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Administrator Larson

In fiscal year 2013, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division distributed record profits of $119.5 million from the sale of spirits and revenues to support city, county and state programs. $96.7 million in profits and revenue was transferred to the State of Iowa General Fund. These funds help pay for programs that benefit all Iowans including education, natural resources, health and family services, and public safety. $18.9 million was transferred to the Iowa Department of Public Health to administer substance abuse programs. City and county authorities received $3.7 million in license revenues. The Division transferred $288,690 in excise tax on beer and wine to the Iowa Beer and Wine Board to use for promoting Iowa wineries and breweries.

The Division generated $295.6 million in revenues from the sale of spirits, licensing fees, and excise tax on beer and wine. The Division earned a record $259 million in revenue associated with the sale of spirits. Excise tax on beer and wine account for $21.6 million of total revenues. Licensing fees totaled $14.7 million in fiscal year 2013, representing a $362,791 increase over fiscal year 2012.