Brewers, distillers mull impact of Pa. liquor law changes

Representatives of Phoenixville's thriving brewing and distilling industry met with Pennsylvania lawmakers recently to discuss the impact of the state's changing liquor laws. (Image courtesy of Goggle maps.)

The Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee convened in Phoenixville recently to hear from representatives of the local craft brewing and distilling industry on the impact of changes on the state liquor laws.

State Rep. Warren Kampf, R-157,  a member of the committee, wanted the group to come to Phoenixville because of its vibrant craft alcohol industry, writes Donna Rovins at

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One change to the liquor laws — known as Act 39 of 2016 and Act 166 of 2016 — allows establishments to sell brewed beverages from other licensed breweries, wineries or distilleries.

Mark Sofio, head brewer at Phoenixville’s Crowded Castle Brewing Co. Inc., 242 Bridge St., said the provision has made the business more competitive.

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