Small breweries in Pennsylvania can now sell beer by the bottle under a new law
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Beer connosieurs can choose their local brews by the bottle to take home thanks to a new Pennsylvania law. Breweries used to be required to sell beer by the case (64 ounces). Now, thanks to Act 113, "a licensed brewery can sell any quantity of its beer in any package or any volume for off-premises consumption." The change will make it easier for customers to sample unfamiliar microbrews from local businesses such as Weyerbacher Brewing in Easton, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. State Senators Bob Freeman and Lisa Boscola supported the change in Pennsylvania liquor laws.
The menu at this downtown Easton restaurant, styled after olde European pubs, may surprise you.
Imagine an old-world pub mixed with a contemporary bistro, and just for kicks, throw in a selection of more than 100 beers from around the world. Now you may have some idea of what Porter’s Pub is like. In 1988, three brothers bought a partially-dilapidated building in downtown Easton, at the corner of Northampton and Seventh streets, without the first thought of owning a restaurant. “We really loved the architecture in [Easton],” explained co-owner Larry Porter. “We bought the building and it came with a liquor license… by chance we got into the restaurant business.” The three brothers--Larry, Ken, and Jeff Porter--remodeled the entire building. The stone walls, the hardwood floors, the beautiful handcrafted mahogany bar and entranceway; …