Background

The Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania (MBDA) is the trade association for Pennsylvania’s beer distributors, retail and wholesale. MBDA includes over 350 members from throughout the Commonwealth.

Since 1936, MBDA has provided information about the Pennsylvania system of beer distribution to consumers, the legislature and Association members. MBDA works to ensure our distributors have the information and programs they need to be successful and to serve their customers and community in an efficient and responsible manner.

Our Mission

MBDA provides a unified voice for our members in Harrisburg and makes available discounted programs for distributors including credit/debit card processing, business insurance, and electricity.

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Recent News:

MBDA membership program with Sagapixel

MBDA is pleased to offer you another benefit of Association membership. Through our partnership with Sagapixel, a website designer based out of southern New Jersey, members pay only $500 for Sagapixel to build a custom website for them. That’s a significant savings...

Franchise Liquor Store Bill Introduced in PA Senate

A bill intended to create private “retail franchise stores” to sell unlimited wine and spirits throughout the state has been introduced in the Senate. It is SB 548.The intent is to supplement the 600 stores now operated by the LCB with 2,000 franchisees. The bill...

Minimum Wage Increase – Discussions ongoing in Harrisburg

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, at the Pennsylvania Press Club told listeners discussions over an immediate increase to $12 an hour with an eventual increase to $15 would be a non-starter in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.  That is the...

Governor Nominates Mary Isenhour for PLCB Vacancy

Mary Isenhour, former chief of staff and senior advisor to Governor Tom Wolf and partner with the Rooney Novak Isenhour Group, has been nominated to fill vacant slot on the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. In 2004, she became the senior campaign adviser for Governor...

Slushy Sales Information

Slushy Information:  Many members have asked about the requirements for slushy sales at beer distributors.  Since the passage of Act 166, Distributors have been permitted to sell these products under advisory opinions from the PLCB’s Office of Chief Counsel...

Contact Us

Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania
230 South Broad Street, Suite 903, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | 215-732-6258 (p) 215-732-6023 (f) | contact@mbdapa.org