HARRISBURG

- A new ruling by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is clearing the way for something few if any state residents have experienced - home delivery of beer.

PLCB lawyer Rob Diaz said yesterday the advisory opinion outlined that businesses that have retail licenses can legally bring suds to the front door as long as they also obtain what's known as a transporter-for-hire license.

The customer can't pay when the beer is delivered, because sales have to occur at the retail establishment. There's also a 192-ounce limit, which equates to a 12-pack of 16-ounce beers. Wine and liquor aren't allowed for delivery.

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is calling it a win for consumers.

- Associated Press