Navigating New Year’s Eve Brewpub and Distilleries Closures

December 29, 2023
Aaron K. Zeamer

Photo by OurWhisky Foundation on Unsplash

As we bid farewell to another year, there’s more to consider than just counting down the seconds until the clock strikes midnight. For those in the brewing and distilling industry, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has implemented earlier closing mandates for brewpubs and distilleries on New Year’s Eve.

LNP published a great article pointing out the inconsistencies in operating hours among restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries. With New Year’s Eve falling on a Sunday in 2023, the differences in permissible operating hours between these establishments were highlighted. I found it interesting the number of operators quoted in the article who do not plan to be open later, regardless of the New Year’s Eve holiday.

Whether you’re a business owner navigating these regulations or a curious reader interested in the behind-the-scenes of the brewing and distilling industry, check out the article to unravel the reasoning surrounding the New Year’s Eve closures. Cheers to understanding the law that shapes our celebrations!