Catawba County ABC

PURCHASE POLICIES

Persons under the age of 21 in our Stores
It is the policy of the Catawba County ABC Board to prohibit anyone 18, 19, or 20 years of age from entering our stores. Children under the age of 18 may enter our stores, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Acceptable Forms of ID

It is the responsibility of the customer to prove they are 21 years of age. The forms of ID acceptable in Catawba County ABC Stores include:

  • A valid U.S. driver's license
  • A valid ID card (issued by a state's department of motor vehicles)
  • A valid passport
  • A valid U.S. Military ID

Group ID Policy
It is the policy of the Catawba County ABC Board to immediately check the ID of any young person, as soon as they enter our store. An entire group of people can be refused if any member of the group is underage or unable to produce an acceptable form of ID.

Transportation Permits
In accordance with North Carolina ABC laws, a customer may purchase up to eight (8) liters of alcohol (distilled spirits) from our stores without a transportation permit. With a transportation permit, the customer may purchase up to forty (40) liters of alcohol and subsequently transport their purchase within the State of North Carolina. A transportation permit is issued free of charge at the store, and is valid until 9:30 p.m. on the date it is issued.

If you need a transportation permit to transport more than eight liters of alcohol after 9:30p.m. of the day of the original purchase, you can obtain an additional permit by returning to one of our stores and advising us how much you need to relocate. Our sales associates are unable to provide "blank" permits to patrons.

Transportation permits are also available (and necessary) when purchasing large quantities of wine. The quantity limits for fortified wine are the same as the aforementioned limits described for alcohol (distilled spirits). However, a customer may purchase up to twenty (20) liters of unfortified wines without a transportation permit and a maximum of 100 liters with a transportation permit. Customers planning to purchase large quantities of wine may obtain a permit from an ABC store at no charge.

Note: A permit is not required for the purchase of beer. However, a person cannot legally purchase more than 80 liters of beer per transaction, except in kegs.

For additional statutory information on ABC Board policies, please see the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many different spirit items do I have to choose from?

We carry approximately 1,400 products, including special gift packages and mixers.  In that number, there may be several sizes of that particular product.  For example,  we carry on product in 1.75L, .750L, .375L, 200ml, and 50ml sizes.  To see what we have, check our Products page.

What does the Catawba County ABC Board do with excess cardboard boxes?

Empty boxes are available free of charge for our customers.  Surplus and odd-size boxes are collapsed and sold to a recycling facility.

Sale Items

We offer specially discounted items each month. We periodically discontinue brands, and offer these items at discounted prices. Check our Mothly Specials page or your nearest Catawba County ABC Store for current specials.

Special Orders

If you would like to purchase a brand not offered in North Carolina, you can special order an item by the case. Just ask a Store Manager your nearest Catawba County ABC Store.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

For retail purchases, we gladly accept cash,debit cards and credit cards – MasterCard and Visa only.