Objectives and MBDA Goals

  • Defeat chain stores’ efforts to enact bill creating “food service licenses” for supermarkets and conveniencestores that would allow them to sell beer exclusively for take-out in any package size of 6 packs or more, alongside other items carried by these stores, and paid for at the same register alongside thoseitems.
  • Allow beer distributors to sell packages of 22 ozs. or more to consumers.
  • Continue to protect our three-tier system.
  • Continue to preserve our Quota Law and Residency Requirement Law.
  • Continue to defeat all legislation that would unreasonably restrict a distributor’s sales and/or hinder your right to earn a living. They include: Food service licenses for supermarkets and convenience stores to sell beer. State and local governments increasing and/or imposing new taxes on distributors. Forcing distributors to take back empties from consumers. Placing additional restrictions on beer advertising. Requiring distributors to register kegs. Permitting interstate alcohol sales

Recent News:

MBDA Update March 23, 2020

Today, Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference in which he called for shelter in place for Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. This announcement does not change the way that businesses like beer distributors that have been...

2020 MBDA Annual Convention Postponed

Due to our nation's health crisis, our MBDA board of directors voted to reschedule our 2020 annual convention to April 23-26, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, King of Prussia. Additional information will be coming soon. If you have any questions please reach out to us...

DESPITE NEW ORDER TO CLOSE ALL BUT LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES, BEER DISTRIBUTORS MAY STAY OPEN.

This evening Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference announcing the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania. BEER DISTRIBUTORS are on the Governors list of life-sustaining businesses that can remain open.Again, beer distributors are allowed to...

CREDIT CARD SCAM

MBDA members NOW in Berks, Bucks & Montgomery Counties report that a man is making beer purchases at distributors, sometimes up to 10 cases at one time, using a fraudulent credit card. His initial purchases involved Heineken & Corona products. This scam...

MBDA members benefit from Penn National Insurance’s business insurance program

In today’s volatile economic market, it’s good to have stability in an insurance partner. MBDA has partnered with Penn National Insurance to bring our members a comprehensive business insurance program that not only provides the coverages designed for beverage...

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