Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lays Down Rules for Home Beer Delivery

A six pack will soon just be a phone call away.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released guidelines Wednesday to allow home delivery of beer and malt beverages.

The PLCB put out eight stipulations (including that buyers must be 21 years or older) that must be met including that all sales must take place before 2 a.m. and can't exceed 192 ounces (two six packs) and that the restaurant delivering the booze has a "Transport-for-Hire" license.

Drink in the full list of requirements for delivering booze to a customer''s door:

  1. A retail licensee cannot accept payment for the malt/brewed beverage at the time of the delivery. The sale must be completed on the retail licensee’s premises.
  2. There are no limits on how much malt/brewed beverage a Transporter-for-Hire licensee can transport, but a single sale by a retail licensee cannot exceed 192 ounces (two six-packs). Deliveries can occur at any time, but sales must take place before 2 a.m.
  3. While food and non-alcoholic beverages can be included with the delivery of malt/brewed beverages, it is not required. Deliveries can only include items that are pre-ordered by the customer, so a licensed transporter cannot use his/her vehicle to sell other items with the alcoholic beverages at the same time. For example, a licensed transporter cannot use its vehicle as a food truck.
  4. The person making the delivery must be at least 21 years old. There must be written evidence the driver is an employee or a contractor of the licensed transporter.
  5. The delivery vehicle must be identified with the Transporter-for-Hire licensee’s name, address, license number and the licensing identification (LID) number in letters at least 2 inches tall on each side of the vehicle. Magnetic signs are allowed.
  6. The Transporter for Hire licensee is required to check the ID of the person accepting the delivery, and the licensee must maintain records documenting that verification.
  7. The sale and/or delivery of alcohol to someone under the age of 21 years old or a visibly intoxicated person is a violation of the Liquor Code, and the retail licensee is liable for any violations.
  8. A person or entity that holds multiple retail licenses needs only one Transporter-for-Hire license to cover all of its licensed establishments.
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