Gone are the days of having to buy a whole case of beer or a keg at a beer distributor in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, Governor Wolf signed House Bill 1196 into law, which will allow beer distributors to sell six-packs to customers. What does this mean for beer distributors, retailers, and consumers in Pennsylvania? Among… Continue Reading
We’ve entered a new era in Pennsylvania. Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation into law that allows wine sales in licensed private establishments in the Commonwealth. Under the law grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, and takeout beer licensees are permitted to sell up to four bottles of takeout wine per customer. This is exciting news for… Continue Reading
Bianca A. Roberto, member of the Business & Corporate and Beer & Spirits Groups, authored the article Raise a Glass: Pennsylvania’s Archaic Liquor Laws are Finally Changing, which was published in the Philadelphia Business Journal on October 27, 2015. The article describes the impact that local brewers, distributors and retailers of beer have had on… Continue Reading
On Tuesday evening, the Concord Township Board of Supervisors in Delaware County, Pennsylvania approved beer sales at the Wawa located at 721 Naamans Creed Road in Chadds Ford. Customers will be able to purchase up to two 6-packs of beer at the Delaware County store. The Naamans Creek Road store is the first Wawa in… Continue Reading
Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 189, which amends the Pennsylvania Liquor Code to permit wine producers to ship wine directly to Commonwealth residents and reduces the special liquor order markup for licensees. Before wine-makers can start shipping their wine, they will need to obtain a direct wine shippers license, which must be renewed on an annual… Continue Reading
In Jim Jay Enterprises, Inc. t/a Thunder Rolls v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board,the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania addressed the revocation of a bar’s restaurant liquor license for failure to appropriately address security issues related to criminal/illegal activity at the licensed premises.
For many years, farmers have purchased brewers’ leftover grains to use as animal feed. This relationship is beneficial for both the environment and the parties – it allows the farmers to feed their animals at a reasonable low cost, and it gives breweries a way to dispose of their used grain. It’s a win-win for everyone.
If you’re liquor licensee in Pennsylvania, you’re likely subject to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) Nuisance Bar Program (“NBP”). The NBP was established in 1990 and is run by the PLCB. The NBP provides a method for the PLCB to manage licensed establishments that may have “abused” their licensing privilege. The program’s objective is to help licensees avoid being labeled as a “nuisance bar” by changing their business practices and to close establishments that are determined to be a “nuisance.”
Sports stadiums and other event venues are there, predominantly, to hold events for the entertainment of their patrons. Many of these venues hold various liquor licenses and permits for the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
On November 27, 2013, Governor Corbett signed Act 90 of 2013 into law, which permits most retail liquor licensees to apply for a brand new license, the Tavern Gaming License. The new license application was created by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and the Gaming Control Board (GCB).