Here’s what we’ve done to promote your business:

  • Supported Clean Air Act exclusion for distributors.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to permit distributors to open for beer sales on Sundays.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to allow beer tastings on a distributor’s premises.
  • Supported legislation to limit the time that a license can be held in safekeeping.
  • Drafted and secured passage of legislation to allow distributors to accept credit cards from consumers.
  • Obtained approval from the PLCB for distributors to sell items in addition to beer.
  • Had alcoholic cider defined as a malt beverage to allow sales by distributors.
  • Legalized placing the trade name on a distributor’s building.
  • Increased the number of product signs allowed for display in windows and doorways.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Quota Law.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

Minimum Wage Increase – Discussions ongoing in Harrisburg

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, at the Pennsylvania Press Club told listeners discussions over an immediate increase to $12 an hour with an eventual increase to $15 would be a non-starter in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.  That is the...

Governor Nominates Mary Isenhour for PLCB Vacancy

Mary Isenhour, former chief of staff and senior advisor to Governor Tom Wolf and partner with the Rooney Novak Isenhour Group, has been nominated to fill vacant slot on the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. In 2004, she became the senior campaign adviser for Governor...

Slushy Sales Information

Slushy Information:  Many members have asked about the requirements for slushy sales at beer distributors.  Since the passage of Act 166, Distributors have been permitted to sell these products under advisory opinions from the PLCB’s Office of Chief Counsel...

Governor proposes $12 minimum wage with increase of 50 cents per hour annual increase until 2024 ($15/hour)

Governor proposes $12 minimum wage with increase of 50 cents per hour annual increase until 2024 ($15/hour) Governor Tom Wolf has proposed increasing the minimum wage to $12, with annual increases thereafter to take it to $15. The current rate of $7.25 was established...

Selling Products from Out-of-State Manufacturers

Selling Products from Out-of-State Manufacturers – Some members have inquired about the possibility of selling products from craft breweries located in other states.  Under the beer distribution system in Pennsylvania, out-of-state manufacturers are required to give...

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Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania
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