More on Bar Raids

More details have emerged on the PLCB raids on Memphis Taproom, Local 44 and Resurrection Ale House. Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack) and Bob Warner combine for a solid article in the Philadelphia Daily News.

Among the most interesting bullet points:

  • Four kegs, 317 bottles and 60.9 gallons of beer were seized.
  • Total value of $7,200 representing 20 brands
  • Among the confiscated:
    • Monk’s Cafe Sour Flemish Red Ale which appears on the state list as “Monk’s Cafe Ale”
    • Duvel Belgian Golden Ale which appears on the list as “Duvel Beer”
  • Not on the Pennsylvania list:
    • Heineken owned Hacker Pschorr
    • Russian River Pliny the Younger

Lew Bryson ponders many worthwhile questions and raises good points on his blog, Why The PLCB Should Be Abolished. Meanwhile Bryan Kolesar has a though provoking piece on his blog, The Brew Lounge.

Among the questions we still have:

  • Who’s responsibility is it to ensure the beer sold is registered in Pennsylvania? The bar or the distributor?
  • How often is the legal list updated?
  • What happens when the registration expires? Is the beer then illegal?
  • How do other states handle beer registration? Do they?
  • Will this effect the likelihood of getting one-off beers in the future?

Troopers raid popular bars for unlicensed beers: Dozens of gallons seized after ‘citizen complaint’ [Philadelphia Daily News]
More Details (thanks to Don Russell and Bob Warner) [WTPLCBSBA]
Shut Up About Your Pliny the Younger [Beer Lounge]
Commenst on “Unregistered Beers” Get Local Bars Raided [f8b8z]

Registered Malt or Brewed Beverage Brands [PALCB]