Gov. Wolf signs bill to let distributors sell six-packs

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation that allows beer distributors to sell malt and brewed beverages for off-site consumption in any amount, including four-packs, six-packs and 32-ounce bottles.

The sales do not be in the manufacturer’s original configuration and can be sold in refillable growlers.

House Bill 1196 also allows bars to start selling on Sundays at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m., and it allows manufacturers to ship up to 192 ounces of beer to consumers each month. However, only 96 ounces of a specific beer brand may be shipped in a year.

When the law takes effect in 60 days, consumers will be able to buy liquor at sporting venues that currently sell beer.

“Pennsylvanians have waited decades to bring their beer and liquor systems into the 21st century,” Wolf said in a statement. “I’m proud today to sign this bill, supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, to ensure that the commonwealth is more inviting for customers and businesses.”

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