Questions about Identification Cards.

Questions about Identification Cards.  We have been asked by members whether carding of patrons is required and when it is appropriate to check a customer’s identification prior to selling them malt or brewed beverages.  Contrary to what some may think, there is...

Long Time MBDA Member Jay Goettler Passes Away at 87

Jay Blair Goettler, 87, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, peacefully in his sleep. Jay was born in Butler, Pennsylvania on April 10, 1931. He graduated from Butler High School and continued on to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for a...

Tap Cleaning Requirements

Tap Cleaning Requirements – Distributors who sell growlers are subject to the tap cleaning requirements set forth in 40 Pa. Code § 5.51(a).  A licensee that uses a malt or brewed beverage dispensing system in its licensed premises must clean the system at its sole...

Liquor Enforcement

Liquor Enforcement With thousands of underage young people finding themselves without day-to-day parental supervision, September, and the start of a new college year, is a good time for us to deliver some important lessons regarding the need to “card”. Common sense...

66 Frats Ban Liquor Over 15%

66 Frats ban liquor over 15% The Associated Press reports that a trade organization representing  most  US and Canadian fraternities has ruled that its members have a year “to prohibit drinks with an alcohol content of 15 percent or more from fraternity chapters and...