Almost lost amid the hoopla surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins run to the Stanley Cup, Democrats and Republicans in Harrisburg passed a law that allows Pennsylvanians to buy alcohol in more places than before—and Gov. Tom Wolf signed it.
“This is truly a historic day for Pennsylvania and the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years,” said Governor Tom Wolf after signing the bill into law.
“I want to commend leaders and members from both parties in the House and Senate for coming together to pass this legislation, and today, I am proud to design it into law. As I have always said, my goal is to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package finally brings Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.”
So, can you now buy a case of beer at the grocery? No, the limit is still just over half a case.
Can you buy beer at a convenience store? No. But in some limited cases, you can buy it, and now wine, at the gas station. And if your grocery sells beer, it can now also sell wine if it chooses.