Selling Products from Out-of-State Manufacturers

Selling Products from Out-of-State Manufacturers – Some members have inquired about the possibility of selling products from craft breweries located in other states.  Under the beer distribution system in Pennsylvania, out-of-state manufacturers are required to give...

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...

PLCB Clarifies Requirements for R, H and E Licensees

PLCB Clarifies Requirements for R, H and E Licensees – The law is clear that R, H and E licensees are required to have sufficient seating and food for at least 30 patrons on premises. Recognizing there is no definition for the term “food” in the...

Distributors Shipping Beer Out of State

Distributor Shipping Beer Out of State – We have been asked by some members about the possibility of shipping beer and malt or brewed beverages into other states.   The Liquor Code and the PLCB Regulations do not regulate the export of beer from Pennsylvania to...

Distributors Selling Other Items

Distributors Selling Other Items:  Section 492(12) of the Liquor Code prohibits any distributor or importing distributor or its servants, agents, or employees, from selling any other items or engaging in any other business whatsoever except the business of...

Samplings and Tastings

I have heard distributor licensees use the terms “sampling” and “tasting” almost interchangeably, but there are differences between the two.  A sampling promotion is intended to introduce consumers to a manufacturer’s product. Samplings must adhere to the following...