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We have been fielding a lot of questions this week from breweries regarding the change in regulations allowing pints to be served on the brewery premises.  Many of the questions were related to breweries determining whether it is still beneficial to keep their brew pub licenses.  There are certainly pros and cons, and the LCB

We broke the news this past Friday that the regulation allowing Pennsylvania breweries to sell beer for consumption on-site without the need for a brew pub or other liquor license was going to become law on Saturday, May 30, 2015. We have been following this regulation closely since we first discovered it was being proposed

Big news in Pennsylvania Beer Law – beginning on May 30, 2015, Pennsylvania Breweries can sell beer for on-site consumption without obtaining a brewpub or restaurant liquor license. With the publication of the PA Bulletin on May 30th, the Liquor Control Board’s regulations will be changed to add §3.93 to the brewery regulations.  As we

Back in October, we broke the news that the Liquor Control Board was proposing to change its regulations to allow Pennsylvania breweries to sell their beer on-site without the need for a brewpub or other retail license. ( http://paalcohollaw.com/?p=508).  Before a new regulation can become effective, however, there is a fairly complex path it must

On December 5, 2014, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) issued an Advisory Opinion that suggests retail licensees can now obtain a Transport-for-Hire License in order to deliver beer to their customers.  (View a copy of the Advisory Opinion here –  http://paalcohollaw.com/?page_id=608).  This represents a significant change in retail licensee operations and represents a big

Pardon the Jay-Z reference. A few weeks ago, a Texas brewery made the craft brew news headlines by offering a 99-pack of beer.  Austin Beerworks released a limited supply of the 99-pack of  its “Anytime Ale” for those occasions where you and your friends need a few dozen more beers than the typical case provides. 

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The internet used to be simple – every web address seemed to end in .com, .edu, .org, or maybe .net. These abbreviated terms are known as “top-level domains” (TLDs). While we may have only used a handful of different TLDs in years past, the list is growing rapidly. You may see a TLD assigned to

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Beer Camp Re-cap

Monday, 11 August 2014 by

What does a pioneer of the craft beer industry do after creating one of the most successful breweries in the world?  Well, if you are Ken Grossman with Sierra Nevada, you customize a luxury tour bus like a rock star, pack up some of your best beer buds, and head across the country promoting the

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The Return of Beer Mug Clubs???

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 by

Amid the war of words between grocery/convenience stores, distributors, and breweries over pending liquor code legislation, another bill has flown under the radar and could soon become law.  Just yesterday, the Pa House of Representatives passed HB #2069, which would allow a liquor licensee to “offer discounts of food or malt or brewed beverages and

For the past few weeks in the world of beer law, discussion of trademark infringement took a back seat to a fast-moving legislative battle brewing in Florida.  What started out as a bill aimed at allowing breweries to legally fill 64 oz. growlers (and I thought Pa.’s alcohol laws were odd), quickly morphed into a

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