PLCB Issues Advisory Notice on Fermented Fruit Beverages

We previously reported on the new category of alcoholic beverage called the “fermented fruit beverage.” These products fall into the category of malt or brewed beverages (as long as the alcoholic content does not exceed 8.5%) and can be sold by distributors in...

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...