Background

The Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania (MBDA) is the trade association for Pennsylvania’s beer distributors, retail and wholesale. MBDA includes over 350 members from throughout the Commonwealth.

Since 1936, MBDA has provided information about the Pennsylvania system of beer distribution to consumers, the legislature and Association members. MBDA works to ensure our distributors have the information and programs they need to be successful and to serve their customers and community in an efficient and responsible manner.

Our Mission

MBDA provides a unified voice for our members in Harrisburg and makes available discounted programs for distributors including credit/debit card processing, business insurance, and electricity.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

PLCB Issues Advisory Notice on Fermented Fruit Beverages

We previously reported on the new category of alcoholic beverage called the “fermented fruit beverage.” These products fall into the category of malt or brewed beverages (as long as the alcoholic content does not exceed 8.5%) and can be sold by distributors in...

MBDA Members urged to ask local Senators to Cosponsor Scavello Tax Equity Bill

State Senator Mario Scavello is currently seeking Senate Co-Sponsors for a bill that he plans to introduce soon that would fix the sales tax issue for malt beverages sold for off-premise consumption. At your earliest opportunity, you are urged to contact your Senator...

PLCB rules R licensees selling take-out must also sell single-serve beer and wine for on-premises consumption

By a 2 to 1 vote, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board voted to require restaurant licensees to offer both beer and wine for on-premises single-serve consumption at the same time they are marketing these beverages for carry-out.On Friday, September 11th, they...

Update on the House Liquor Control Committee Hearing on HB 1644

Addi­son, PA: MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testifies at a House Liquor Control Committee hearing on HB 1644.With roughly a dozen fellow beer distributors in attendance, MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testified to lawmakers on Tuesday about the impact HB...

House Liquor Committee to Hold Hearing on R-License Expansion Bill

HB 1644, a bill that is intended to allow grocery stores for a 25k fee to effectively become a Distributor, will be subject of a public hearing on August 27, 2019. The bill, which has been dubbed Walmart’s Dream Bill, is sponsored by Rep Matt Dowling (R-Fayette...

Contact Us

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