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

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Recent News:

PLCB rules R licensees selling take-out must also sell single-serve beer and wine for on-premises consumption

By a 2 to 1 vote, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board voted to require restaurant licensees to offer both beer and wine for on-premises single-serve consumption at the same time they are marketing these beverages for carry-out.On Friday, September 11th, they...

Update on the House Liquor Control Committee Hearing on HB 1644

Addi­son, PA: MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testifies at a House Liquor Control Committee hearing on HB 1644.With roughly a dozen fellow beer distributors in attendance, MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testified to lawmakers on Tuesday about the impact HB...

House Liquor Committee to Hold Hearing on R-License Expansion Bill

HB 1644, a bill that is intended to allow grocery stores for a 25k fee to effectively become a Distributor, will be subject of a public hearing on August 27, 2019. The bill, which has been dubbed Walmart’s Dream Bill, is sponsored by Rep Matt Dowling (R-Fayette...

MBDA stops Amendment to liberalize Sales in Grocery Stores

Earlier this week, MBDA, working closely with a coalition of industry partners, defeated a fast-moving, last-minute amendment in the Pennsylvania Senate that would have eliminated the ability of grocery stores to exercise control of their alcohol sales by allowing...

MBDA 2019 Convention Recap

MBDA 2019 Convention Recap Beer distributors from across Pennsylvania joined their local, national and regional brewers and allied trade suppliers at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Pocono Manor, as the Malt Beverage Distributors Association (MBDA)...

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