Everyone knows that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is an inept bureaucracy easily swayed by lobbyists. Everyone knows that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has held our city’s dining scene back for decades thanks to a Byzantine list of restrictions. Everyone knows they stink.
Now Pennsylvania’s craft brewers and microbrewers are in arms over a new beer reform act that will allow beer distributors to sell six-packs, 12-packs and 18-packs. They think that because only major breweries (aka Anheuser-Busch, Miller, et al) offer 12 & 18-packs, it gives them an unfair edge.
Our official MP opinion? Fuggedabout the craft brewers’ complaints. We want to focus on the important thing: We’ll be able to buy six-packs at beer distributors. Now all we need to do is to be able to pick up beer in grocery stores and supermarkets, and we’ll be fine.