Bill could change your beer and liquor shopping habits

There’s been some shake-up in the state House about a proposed bill (House Bill 11) which originally aimed to privatize state-run liquor stores, but has since been amended to allow more selling options in privately-run businesses, but keeps state control of the liquor stores.

But one issue which has flown under the radar is a portion of the bill which would change the quantities of beer which could be sold at distributors and in restaurants/taverns.

Under the terms of the bill, distributors would be allowed to sell six-packs, while restaurants/taverns would be allowed to sell up to 30-packs.

Both distributors and restaurants are wary of the changes, as they hope to remain competitive in the liquor market and “maintain the value of their licenses,” according to Amy Christie, executive directors of the Pennsylvania Tavern Association.

What do you think? If passed, would this change your liquor/beer spending habits?

About Ashley Wislock

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One Response to Bill could change your beer and liquor shopping habits

  1. Jo says:

    These changes are merely a ploy to fend off shutting down the LCB and get the state out of the booze business, which is what needs to happen and what most PA’ers want.

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