Answers to our most frequently asked questions.
If you still have questions after reading the below information, please
contact us at 814.238.3031 or email email@example.com.
What time do you close?
We close at 7PM Mon, Tue, Wed. 9PM on Thur, Fri, and Sat.
Do I need to call ahead to order a keg?
No, since we are a Master Distributor we usually have a large stock of
kegs on hand for purchase.
Why do you need my name and address?
According to PLCB regulation Title 40 of the PA liquor code sec. 9.106,
we are required to record the name and address of any purchaser of a case
of 40 oz. bottles, a case of 5 litre keg cans, four or more cases of beer, or any
Will you give my information to the police?
On occasion, members of law enforcement will ask Nittany Beverage to
furnish a sales record of a specific sale to assist in an investigation. Nittany
Beverage, just like all other licensees, is required by law to furnish that
information to those officials.
What is your carding policy?
Please see our Carding Policy section.
I’m 23 years old, why do you need to see my ID?
It is Nittany Beverage’s policy to card anyone who appears to be under
the age of 30. For more information, please see our Carding Policy section.
Can you dye the beer in my keg green for St. Patrick’s day?
No. The PLCB Liquor Code, specifically Section 492.17, prohibits “any
person, to fortify, adulterate, contaminate, or in any wise to change the
character or purity of, the malt or brewed beverages from that as originally
marketed by the manufacturer at the place of manufacture.” Since the beer
does not come from the brewery as green, we are prohibited by law from
changing it. The exact text of the statute can be found here.
I saw this great beer in another state, can I order it from you?
This is tricky. In order for a brewer to sell their product in this
state, they must first register the brand with the PLCB. If the PLCB approves
their product, then the brewer can assign distributors for the product. After
distributors are assigned, we can only get the product if we are assigned
the territory, or if we have a relationship with the distributor assigned to
our territory, and even then we may not be able to carry the product. In
short, it’s a very complicated process, and the answer is usually no. You
can see a listing of PLCB registered brands here.
You sold me a cold case of beer, and I can’t fit it all in my ‘fridge. Will it
This is a very common question, and the answer may surprise you.
Generally speaking, as long as you don’t put the case in direct sunlight or
near a source of heat, room-temperature storage will not spoil cold beer.
Sunlight is the main culprit of “skunky beer.” We suggest that you store
your beer in a cool, dark place like a basement or a garage.
How much beer is in a keg?
Here is keg-calculus:
1/2 Barrel (Keg) = 1984 oz. / 15.5 gal. / approx 165 12oz. servings (7 cases)
1/4 Barrel (Keg) = 960 oz. / 7.5 gal. / approx 80 12oz. servings (3.5 cases)
1/6 Barrel (Keg) = 640 oz. / 5 gal. / approx 50 12 oz. servings (2.5 cases)
Can I buy just a 6-pack?
No, since we are a distributor, we are only allowed to sell by the case
Can you ship a case or keg to me?
We cannot ship cases or kegs. All purchases must be done in person,
and are cash and carry.
Do you have to be 21 years old to return a keg?
Yes, Nittany Beverage’s policy requires any person returning a keg of
beer, empty or not, to be at least 21 years of age because it is
considered transportation of alcohol.
I want to be sure I get a particular product on a certain day. Can I
The only way to reserve a product is to first come in and pay for it. We
will then tag it and put it aside for you to pick up at your convenience.
Unfortunately, we cannot take reservations over the phone because there is
no way to verify the age or identity of the person on the phone.