Governor Wolf Signs “Free the Six-Pack” Bill, Continues Liquor Reform (Round-Up)
By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant
November 16, 2016
Yesterday, Governor Wolf continued liquor reform in Pennsylvania by signing HB 1196 which allows beer distributors to sell six-packs and continues improving customer convenience.
“Pennsylvanians have waited decades to bring their beer and liquor systems into the 21st century,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I’m proud today to sign this bill, supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, to ensure that the commonwealth is more inviting for customers and businesses.”
The law includes improvements to customer convenience, such as retail licensees to begin selling on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. and allows beer and liquor to be sold before, during and after athletic events and consumed outside the club seating and restaurant area.
Take a look at the coverage.
Lehigh Valley Live: Six-pack, single-bottle sales coming to Pennsylvania beer distributors
Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 1196, legalizing everything from single-bottle, mix-and-match-six-pack and growler sales at beer distributors to cocktails at sporting events. It follows the start of six-pack licenses going to convenience stores and wine-to-go sales in supermarkets and restaurants, all of which were also approved this year.
Central Penn Business Journal: Gov. Wolf signs bill to allow six-pack sales for beer distributors
Gov. Tom Wolf today signed legislation that will allow retail beer distributors to sell six-packs, growlers, singles for mix-a-six packs or any other amount of beer they wish to sell. The legislature passed the change, House Bill 1196, last month.
Morning Call: Six-packs coming to Pennsylvania beer distributors
Beer distributors have long sought to loosen restrictions on the beer quantities they could sell. The change arrives as state regulators increasingly grant six-pack licenses to convenience stores and after [Governor] Wolf signed sweeping changes to liquor laws allowing wine sales in grocery stores.
Reading Eagle: Beer distributors cheer law allowing six-pack sales
Buying beer in Pennsylvania is set to become even easier as the new calendar year rolls around, and local business owners are eagerly anticipating the change. Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1196 Tuesday, allowing the more than 1,000 beer distributors spread throughout the state to sell six-packs of beer. The bill allows distributors to sell in any quantity, including individual 32-ounce bottles, four-packs, and growlers.
Associated Press: Gov. Wolf signs law changing beer sales in Pa.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday that will allow the state’s more than 1,000 beer distributors to sell suds in any quantity. That includes individual 32-ounce bottles, four-packs, six-packs and growlers.
Philadelphia Business Journal: Gov. Wolf signs bill to allow beer distributors to sell six-packs
After dealing with the state’s complicated beer and liquor laws for decades, Pennsylvania residents and beer lovers can now buy six-packs at more locations. Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed HB1196, thereby allowing beer distributors to sell six-pack beer.
ABC 27: Gov. Wolf signs bill to let distributors sell six-packs
House Bill 1196 also allows bars to start selling on Sundays at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m., and it allows manufacturers to ship up to 192 ounces of beer to consumers each month. However, only 96 ounces of a specific beer brand may be shipped in a year. When the law takes effect in 60 days, consumers will be able to buy liquor at sporting venues that currently sell beer.
WTAE: Gov. Wolf signs “free the six-pack” bill
Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday that will allow the state’s more than 1,000 beer distributors to sell suds in any quantity. That includes individual 32-ounce bottles, four-packs, six-packs and growlers. The law takes effect in 60 days.
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