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...

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...

PLCB says Slushies, when done properly, are legal

PLCB says Slushies, when done properly, are legal A private opinion issued by the PLCB, Office of Chief Counsel on August 28, 2018 again confirmed that malt or brewed beverages sold at an increased temperature from a slushy machine by a distributor are legal....

RAMP Training Mandatory

RAMP Training Mandatory – Under Act 39 of 2016, all alcohol service personnel must complete RAMP server/seller training within six (6) months of being hired by a licensee, unless the person had successfully completed the training prior to being hired. “Alcohol service...

Licensee Compliance Program – Reporting a Violation

Licensee Compliance Program – Reporting a Violation   We previously updated our members on the new, statewide “Licensee Compliance Program” that was introduced in January, 2018. The new law allows the PLCB to immediately take away a licensed...