Here’s what we’ve done to promote your business:

  • Supported Clean Air Act exclusion for distributors.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to permit distributors to open for beer sales on Sundays.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to allow beer tastings on a distributor’s premises.
  • Supported legislation to limit the time that a license can be held in safekeeping.
  • Drafted and secured passage of legislation to allow distributors to accept credit cards from consumers.
  • Obtained approval from the PLCB for distributors to sell items in addition to beer.
  • Had alcoholic cider defined as a malt beverage to allow sales by distributors.
  • Legalized placing the trade name on a distributor’s building.
  • Increased the number of product signs allowed for display in windows and doorways.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Quota Law.

Recent News:

MBDA Convention Update: COVID Leads to Postponement

Because of the ongoing pandemic, MBDA can not hold its annual convention in 2021. We are optimistic that our 2022 convention will take place April 22-25, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia, PA.

LEGAL UPDATE: Capacity Limits at Beer Distributors

All in-person businesses serving the public (including beer distributors) may only operate at up to 50% of their maximum capacity stated on their certificate of occupancy until 8:00a.m. on January 4, 2021. This 50% capacity requirement was part of the Governor and...

DISTRIBUTORS CAN SELL A NEW WINE-BASED PRODUCT!

On November 25, 2020, Governor Wolf signed into law HB 1617. It removes the prohibition on beer distributors using the phrase “wine product” or “wine-based” when selling fermented fruit beverages. The law takes effect on January 24, 2021, as Act 125. The product’s ABV...

MBDA Hosts Virtual Workshop

This past Wednesday, November 11th. MBDA hosted a virtual workshop that was open for all Pennsylvania Distributors with a special presentation from Grant Barrett of In:Trench Consulting. Grant presented the findings of a statewide survey that was conducted by...

MBDA Elects Officers

MBDA ELECTS OFFICERS At their July 14th meeting, MBDA directors elected the following officers to serve for the current term, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  Please remember that they are not paid employees of MBDA, but give...

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Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania
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