Similar to a number of western states, the state, cities and counties in Arizona play a significant role in licensing and regulating. Cities often take care of some of the most local issues like valet parking, while counties manage health permitting, particularly food businesses. Arizona itself oversees many industries, particularly professions and businesses that affect public safety.
In Arizona, brewpubs are popular and offer patrons opportunities to enjoy specialty and craft beers. Typically, brewpubs operate as restaurants with special beer licenses. Because of their alcohol and food service, brewpubs usually need licensing from state and local governments and in some cases both county and city agencies.