Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding legislation approving the sale of six-packs at beer distributors:
“I have worked hard with Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly to modernize the sale of liquor, wine, and beer in Pennsylvania in order to bring the commonwealth’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.
“I applaud Republicans and Democrats in both chambers for approving the sale of six-packs of beer at distributors throughout the commonwealth, and I look forward to signing the legislation into law.
“Following my administration’s successful efforts to free the six-pack at gas stations across the commonwealth and my work with Republicans and Democrats in the legislature to pass historic liquor reform, this legislation enhances the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction to the residents of Pennsylvania.”
The new will not just allow six packs to be sold by distributors. Philly.com reports:
The way it stands now, beer distributors can only sell cases, 12-packs and kegs (and 12-packs are a recent addition to retail shelves). The bill Wolf will sign will allow beer distributors to sell six-packs, growlers, and single cans of beer.
The measure also makes other changes, from allowing honey wine – also known as mead – at farmer’s markets to allowing hard liquor to be consumed at stadiums that already sell beer. Getting six-packs onto beer distributors’ shelves has been decades in the making.
More to come.