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 Elects Directors

MBDA ELECTS DIRECTORS: At their June 23rd meeting, MBDA policy board representatives elected the following district vice presidents and directors to serve for the current term, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Please remember that they are not paid employees of MBDA,...

State Issues New Mandatory Rules for Operating Businesses

Today, the Secretary of Health Rachel Levine signed an order regarding protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to operate during COVID-19.WE URGE YOU TO READ THE FULL ORDER.Among other things the order requires: Masks are...

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...

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