Free Your Beer Pennsylvania

Let’s join forces to abolish Pennsylvania's ridiculous Beer-Gas Prohibition and bring beer convenience to the masses.

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The Issue

Over seventy-five years ago, Prohibition was repealed in the United States and once again beer was sold openly to the public. What's hard to believe is that after all of that time, while almost every other state in our nation embraces consumer convenience, Pennsylvania is still no closer to reforming Prohibition-era beer laws. So what does this mean for you?

It means you still can't buy a six-pack of beer conveniently in Pennsylvania. It means Pennsylvania is still saddled with an antiquated, ineffective and unsafe system for licensing liquor sales.

We believe that the Keystone State deserves better. The time has come to support legislation that would provide the reform that we have been looking for.

Free My Beer supports any proposed legislation that would allow convenience and grocery stores to sell beer in the same fashion as restaurants and taverns. In order to do this, the General Assembly and Governor must agree on legislation that eliminates the so-called "beer-gas prohibition."

Thanks to your support, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation—HB 466—that would do so. But, for reasons unrelated to the "beer-gas fix," Governor Wolf vetoed this legislation. The good news is that a majority of the House and Senate, and hopefully, the Governor can support allowing convenience and grocery store restaurants to sell beer. We need you—the consumer—to urge our state elected officials to finish the job they started and free our beer!

“…you still can't buy a six-pack of beer conveniently in Pennsylvania.”

(What an age we live in. We can receive packages by drone, but not beer from a gas station!)


The Cause


Pennsylvanians have already taken action.




Tell your legislators to come together and bring beer convenience to the masses!

Take Action and Message Your Legislators

Urge your legislators to support legislation such as House Bill 466 that would eliminate the prohibition of selling gasoline and beer at the same location. It makes no sense why convenience restaurant customers cannot buy beer, while other restaurant customers can.

This form will allow you to urge your support to ensure a majority of your colleagues pass legislation that includes the elimination of this archaic and anti-competitive provision.

Please support the elimination of the prohibition-era ban on the sale of beer and gasoline at the same location. Pennsylvania is one of the last remaining states to maintain such an anti-consumer, anti-competitive and unreasonably restrictive beer law. Pennsylvania convenience and grocery stores that qualify as restaurants should be permitted to sell beer in the same fashion as other restaurants, regardless of whether they also sell gas.

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