In Ohio, the Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control is responsible for controlling the manufacture, distribution, licensing, regulation, and merchandising of beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor as the law is outlined in the Ohio Revised Code Chapters 4301. and 4303.
Harry G. Knight is superintendent of the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. He joined the Division in September 2015 as Chief Operating Officer for the Division’s Enterprise Operations. Prior to joining the state, Harry worked in the food & beverage and supply chain industries for more than 30 years.
After a 5-year career in professional athletics, Harry worked for Anheuser-Busch Inc. from 1979 to 2009. During that time, he served in various senior leadership roles in all areas of brewery operations. In 2009, Knight joined the Kroger Company, where he was responsible for the operation of the
Great Lakes Regional Distribution Center (GLRDC) in Delaware, Ohio. The GLRDC services more than 270 Kroger banner stores in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia.
The Division of Liquor Control manages a system of agency stores, called “Contract Liquor Agencies,” for the wholesale and retail sale of spirituous liquor. Spirituous liquor is intoxicating liquor containing more than 21% alcohol by volume. The Division selects products and sets the prices at which the Contract Liquor Agencies sell to licensed retailers and consumers.
The Division registers all beer, wine, and mixed beverages (containing 21% alcohol by volume or less) products for sale in Ohio. This section also registers out-of-state suppliers and all salespersons of beer, wine, and mixed beverage products.
Division of Liquor Control
6606 Tussing Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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