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...

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...