Pennsylvania’s beer scene appears on the brink of martial law, with the state police last night raiding one of the distributors who carries some of the beer confiscated earlier this week, such as Duvel. Don Russell has posted to his Beer Radar blog what is known so far, and promises to have a fuller account of the shenanigans tomorrow in the Daily News, again with reporting by him and Bob Warner. I’ll update this post with a link when it’s up.
From Beer Radar:
What we’re witnessing isn’t just bureaucratic incompetence or the result of outdated laws. This is an act of unrepentant arrogance. As one local restaurant operator remarked of the BLE [Bureau of Liquor Enforcement], “They don’t answer to anybody. They’re running amok.”
Stay tuned, this is only the beginning ….