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Beer: The fight over where you buy it in Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | May 30, 2016 4:05 AM
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FILE PHOTO: (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Harrisburg) -- Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two in a state that's home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws.

The state Liquor Control Board recently licensed nine more convenience stores that sell gas to carry takeout six-packs. 

That's despite a pending state Supreme Court case that could theoretically invalidate those beer licenses because of a prohibition against selling beer and gasoline from the same property.

For now, it was another step toward loosening the control over takeout beer sales that, for decades, has been largely the province of bars and larger-quantity beer distributors.

In the meantime, several dozen more convenience stores and supermarkets are estimated to be seeking approval to sell beer.


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