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Frequently Asked Questions


The Office of Chief Counsel receives numerous inquiries each year regarding the licensing, production, and sale of alcohol and malt or brewed beverages in Pennsylvania.  The following are some of the most frequently asked questions. 

Please be advised that it is the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (“Bureau”), and not the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“Board”), which enforces the liquor laws in Pennsylvania.  Further, information provided in the Frequently Asked Questions is not binding on the Bureau and is offered for information and guidance only.
  
If you find the following information does not meet your needs, you may wish to review the Board's Advisory Opinions or Advisory Notices, or Contact the Office of Chief Counsel. 

EVENTS, TOURNAMENTS OR CONTESTS AND GAMBLING

MINORS AND IDENTIFICATION

FREE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DAILY DRINK SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOURS

PRODUCTION OF SPIRITS, WINE, AND MALT OR BREWED BEVERAGES FOR PERSONAL USE

LICENSE AND PERMIT QUESTIONS

LIABILITY

IMPORTING ALCOHOL AND BEER INTO PENNSYLVANIA

MISCELLANEOUS OPERATIONAL QUESTIONS