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 2014, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division distributed profits of more than $119 million from the sale of spirits and other revenues to support city, county and state programs. More than $96.6 million was transferred to the State of Iowa General Fund. These funds help pay for programs benefitting all Iowans, including education, natural resources,  health and family services and public safety. More than $19.4 million (7 percent) was reverted from the General Fund to the Iowa Department of Public Health, per Iowa Code, to substance abuse programs. City and county authorities received more than $3.6 million in license revenues. Additionally, the Division transferred $291,732 in excise tax on beer and wine to the Iowa Beer and Wine Board to use for training and promotion of Iowa wineries and breweries.

The Division generates revenues from the sale of spirits, licensing fees and excise tax on beer and wine. The Division earned over $263 million in revenue associated with the sale of spirits. Excise tax on beer and wine accounts for more than $20.5 million of total revenues. Licensing fees for fiscal year 2014 were more than $15 million.

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