More on Bar Raids


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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]