The LCB busted Township Line Beverage (a beer distributor who has been making mix cases for customers). Turns out it's illegal for a distributor to do that. Here is a quote from Township Line Beverage townshiplinebeerandcigars.com/default.aspx
A Letter to our loyal customers:
Our competition is so scared of us, that this establishment located in close proximity to our humble store, lodged a complaint with the Liquor Control Board of Pennsylvania, and this establishment complained that we mix our own variety pack cases, which is strictly prohibited by the LCBs now arcane laws that fail to keep up with consumers tastes and the times.
The agent from the LCB was extremely courteous, and stated that he really didn't want to bust us or he wouldn't even have come in to check, if weren't for the entity that registered the complaint against us.
Township Line believes this is a giant step back for not just us, but the whole industry and it's consumers. We know that we were not the only store engaging in this behavior. The more distributors that do this, the more it becomes accepted and eventually would be written into law. Now, the LCB will undoubtedly go on the offensive and start checking other places for this illegal behavior.