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

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...

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