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:

Senate names Sen. Pat Stefano Chairman of Law and Justice Committee

Senator Pat Stefano was elected to represent the 32nd Senatorial District in November of 2014 in his first run for public office. He is a lifelong resident of Fayette County and a third-generation operator of his family’s printing company, Stefano’s Printing. Stefano...

This Month in our History

December 5th, 2018 marked a monumental day in our nation's history - a day when Americans became a little less thirsty. Eighty-five years ago, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. This amendment repealed the 18th Amendment which had banned alcohol in...

Legislative Proposal would create 10,000 new takeout Beer Licenses

Rep Lawrence proposes 10,000 new takeout Beer licenses A Chester County Legislator is proposing a new law that allows R licensees to “split” and divide their license into takeout (beer-to-go) and on-premises functions, that can be held by separate individuals....

House Liquor Committee Chair Named

Rep. Jeffrey P. Pyle (R-60), a seven term legislator, former teacher and mayor of Ford City, has been named chair of the House Liquor Committee. Rep. Pyle represents portions of Armstrong, Butler and Indiana counties. Born in Kittanning, he graduated in 1982 from Ford...

Beer Containing CBD

Beer Containing CBD – We have been asked by several distributors about the legality of selling beer which contains CBD.  Certain CBD products are legal under state laws.  For example, in Pennsylvania, CBD with a THC level under .03% and certain products with...

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Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania
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