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.

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Recent News:

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....

RAMP Training Mandatory

RAMP Training Mandatory – Under Act 39 of 2016, all alcohol service personnel must complete RAMP server/seller training within six (6) months of being hired by a licensee, unless the person had successfully completed the training prior to being hired. “Alcohol service...

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