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 Convention Update: COVID Leads to Postponement

Because of the ongoing pandemic, MBDA can not hold its annual convention in 2021. We are optimistic that our 2022 convention will take place April 22-25, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia, PA.

LEGAL UPDATE: Capacity Limits at Beer Distributors

All in-person businesses serving the public (including beer distributors) may only operate at up to 50% of their maximum capacity stated on their certificate of occupancy until 8:00a.m. on January 4, 2021. This 50% capacity requirement was part of the Governor and...

DISTRIBUTORS CAN SELL A NEW WINE-BASED PRODUCT!

On November 25, 2020, Governor Wolf signed into law HB 1617. It removes the prohibition on beer distributors using the phrase “wine product” or “wine-based” when selling fermented fruit beverages. The law takes effect on January 24, 2021, as Act 125. The product’s ABV...

MBDA Hosts Virtual Workshop

This past Wednesday, November 11th. MBDA hosted a virtual workshop that was open for all Pennsylvania Distributors with a special presentation from Grant Barrett of In:Trench Consulting. Grant presented the findings of a statewide survey that was conducted by...

MBDA Elects Officers

MBDA ELECTS OFFICERS At their July 14th meeting, MBDA directors elected the following officers to serve for the current term, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  Please remember that they are not paid employees of MBDA, but give...

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