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.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

Senate names Sen. Pat Stefano Chairman of Law and Justice Committee

Senator Pat Stefano was elected to represent the 32nd Senatorial District in November of 2014 in his first run for public office. He is a lifelong resident of Fayette County and a third-generation operator of his family’s printing company, Stefano’s Printing. Stefano...

This Month in our History

December 5th, 2018 marked a monumental day in our nation's history - a day when Americans became a little less thirsty. Eighty-five years ago, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. This amendment repealed the 18th Amendment which had banned alcohol in...

Legislative Proposal would create 10,000 new takeout Beer Licenses

Rep Lawrence proposes 10,000 new takeout Beer licenses A Chester County Legislator is proposing a new law that allows R licensees to “split” and divide their license into takeout (beer-to-go) and on-premises functions, that can be held by separate individuals....

House Liquor Committee Chair Named

Rep. Jeffrey P. Pyle (R-60), a seven term legislator, former teacher and mayor of Ford City, has been named chair of the House Liquor Committee. Rep. Pyle represents portions of Armstrong, Butler and Indiana counties. Born in Kittanning, he graduated in 1982 from Ford...

Beer Containing CBD

Beer Containing CBD – We have been asked by several distributors about the legality of selling beer which contains CBD.  Certain CBD products are legal under state laws.  For example, in Pennsylvania, CBD with a THC level under .03% and certain products with...

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