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The Malt Beverage Distributors Association supports and advances the goals and welfare of PA beer distributors and their consumers.

The association is the political voice of beer distributors and provides lobbying, trade and public relations services. The association is committed to helping its members uphold state and federal law and serve as a bulwark against underage drinking and alcohol abuse.

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Recent News:

Tennessee “Residency” Case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court.

Tennessee “Residency” Case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court.  The U.S. Supreme Court will review a February, 2018 determination from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (Middle District of Tennessee) which held that residency requirements for alcohol...

Tap Cleaning Requirements

Tap Cleaning Requirements – Distributors who sell growlers are subject to the tap cleaning requirements set forth in 40 Pa. Code § 5.51(a).  A licensee that uses a malt or brewed beverage dispensing system in its licensed premises must clean the system at its sole...

Liquor Enforcement

Liquor Enforcement With thousands of underage young people finding themselves without day-to-day parental supervision, September, and the start of a new college year, is a good time for us to deliver some important lessons regarding the need to “card”. Common sense...

66 Frats Ban Liquor Over 15%

66 Frats ban liquor over 15% The Associated Press reports that a trade organization representing  most  US and Canadian fraternities has ruled that its members have a year “to prohibit drinks with an alcohol content of 15 percent or more from fraternity chapters and...

PLCB says Slushies, when done properly, are legal

PLCB says Slushies, when done properly, are legal A private opinion issued by the PLCB, Office of Chief Counsel on August 28, 2018 again confirmed that malt or brewed beverages sold at an increased temperature from a slushy machine by a distributor are legal....

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Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania
230 South Broad Street, Suite 903, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | 215-732-6258 (p) 215-732-6023 (f) | contact@mbdapa.org