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 Grant Proposal is Awarded by Beer Board

Governor Wolf Announces $705,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has awarded grants totaling $704,985 to 13 projects to increase the production of...

Senator Charles (Chuck) McIlhinney to not seek re-election

Senator Charles T. McIlhinney Jr. to not seek re-election   Charles T. McIlhinney Jr., or, as most in Harrisburg know him, "Chuck", who has served as the Senate's chair of Law and Justice during the most tumultuous time for those who are in the alcoholic beverage...

MBDA Streamlines Business Operation for Our Members

MBDA STREAMLINES BUSINESS OPERATIONS FOR OUR MEMBERS. We're pleased to announce that RITE (Retail Information Technology Enterprises) has partnered with PNC Merchant Services (PNCMS) to integrate their POS and processing platforms. This combination provides an...

MBDA Applies for Beer Board Grant

MBDA today submitted a Grant to the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverage Promotional Board for $100,000 to conduct distributor training and educational workshops. The purpose of the proposal is to update all beer distributors on the recent changes to the laws in PA...

MBDA Defeats HB 1897 in Committee

The chairman of the House Liquor Committee withdrew from its consideration today a Bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) that would have allowed supermarkets and other restaurant licensees to sell unlimited quantities of beer.             H.B. 1897 was...

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