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Jan 23, 2019

Pa.L.C.B. Announces Eighth Restaurant Liquor License Auction

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Pa.L.C.B.) has announced the eighth restaurant liquor license auction, which is permitted under Act 39 of 2016.  These auctions are for “zombie licenses” that have been expired and in possession of the Pa.L.C.B. dating back to the year 2000.  » Read More

Nov 06, 2018

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Seventh Restaurant License Auction: Winners and Losers

As the top bidders were announced for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Pa.L.C.B.) Seventh Restaurant License Auction, anybody who has paid attention to the results of the previous auctions can notice a trend.  The last few auctions have had more no-bids and the high-bids have gone down substantially.  » Read More

Sep 20, 2018

Do You Want to Sell a Martini at Your Brewery, Winery, or Distillery in Pennsylvania? The Vermouth and Other Alcoholic Mixers Must be Made in Pennsylvania

We have been asked the following question numerous times from clients: if there is not a distillery in Pennsylvania that makes a certain spirit, can we use one from out-of-state?  The answer is always no, because Pennsylvania manufacturers, such as a brewery, distillery, or winery, are not permitted to sell any distilled spirits that were not made by a Pennsylvania licensed distillery or limited distillery. » Read More

Aug 22, 2018

Surprise – Your Liquor License Can Be Suspended

Since the passage of Act 44 of 2017, Pennsylvania establishments which serve alcohol are now in danger of being shut down by unannounced compliance checks performed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. These checks can suspend a liquor license immediately at the time of the inspection.  » Read More

Jun 28, 2018

Pa.L.C.B. Announces Sixth Restaurant Liquor License Auction

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Pa.L.C.B.) has announced the sixth restaurant liquor license auction, which is permitted under Act 39 of 2016.  These auctions are for “zombie licenses” that have been expired and in possession of the Pa.L.C.B. dating back to the year 2000.  » Read More

Jun 05, 2018

Pennsylvania Distilleries Beware: New Fiscal Code Legislation, Not Liquor Code Amendment, Radically Changes Distillery Law

Pennsylvania legislators slipped a change into the Fiscal Code during negotiations for Pennsylvania’s 2017-2018 Budget. The change, which may not affect many distilleries due to their size and production capabilities, certainly created a substantial change that was not widely publicized.

Act 44 of 2017 established an annual limit for sales by a limited distillery and distillery to Pa.L.C.B. » Read More

Mar 02, 2018

Pa.L.C.B. Announces Fifth Restaurant Liquor License Auction Under Act 39 of 2016

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced the fifth restaurant liquor license auction, which is permitted under Act 39 of 2016.  These auctions are for “zombie licenses” that have been expired and in possession of the Pa.L.C.B. dating back to the year 2000.  » Read More

Jan 05, 2018

How Can a Happy Hour Get Better? Unlimited Happy Hours for Pennsylvania Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

In addition to a happy New Year, there is about to be an unlimited amount of “happy” at many Pennsylvania alcohol manufacturers!  Recently, the Pa.L.C.B. released a Legal Advisory Opinion addressing several questions on brewery pricing to consumers.  In doing so, the Pa.L.C.B. » Read More

Nov 20, 2017

New PA Driver’s Licenses and Photo ID Cards

Earlier this year, PennDOT began issuing new format PA driver’s licenses and photo ID cards.  The newly-designed cards will be phased in over a four-year renewal cycle until all licenses and photo IDs issued are in the new format.  Both formats will be in circulation until all licenses and photo IDs are in the new format.  » Read More

Nov 08, 2017

How Can a Brewery Produce Hard Cider? – Part 2: COLAs, Standards of Fill and Pa.L.C.B. Brand Registration

Hard cider (or alcoholic cider as it is commonly called) has been around for centuries, especially in Pennsylvania.  Being home to many apple orchards, Pennsylvania is starting to see numerous cideries (like a brewery, but for hard cider) popping up anywhere from apple orchards and farms to urban centers.  » Read More

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