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The most recent changes to the liquor code will mostly impact the way distributors (including importing distributors) do business.  The new provisions will allow them to sell in smaller quantities, including individual bottles and even growler fills.  A more detailed summary is provided below: Cheers, Ken  

Another Round on the House!

Thursday, 27 October 2016 by

Well, well, well, another round of significant changes to the Liquor Code in less than a few months.  The Legislature passed HB 1196 last night, and we are now waiting for Governor Wolf to sign the law into effect, which is anticipated to happen very soon  (http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/10/viva_la_six-pack_gov_tom_wolf.html#incart_2box_politics). We were surprised by Act 39 and how

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In early June, Pennsylvania went from having little to no chance of meaningful liquor law reform to having one of the most comprehensive updates to the Liquor Code in decades.  In about 24 hours, House Bill 1690 went from a complete stall to passage and signing by the Governor — not even gossip travels that

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

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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There are two bills currently being contemplated on Capital Hill that could cut taxes for brewers – the Small Brew Act and the BEER Act.   The reason there are two bills boils down to the simple fact that, while both aim to reduce the excise tax for brewers, the Small Brew Act would significantly decrease the federal excise

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