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August 2015

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Member of the Month: August 2015

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association Member of the Month

August 2015: Al Haulman
Al’s: Serving the Community for over 30 Years! 

Business History
Al Haulman first got his start in the food industry when he was 15 years old, working at JoJo’s Pizza & Pasta shop in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. From early on, he knew he wanted to be his own boss so at the young ago of 19, Al opened Al’s Pizza on June 1st, 1985. Al’s soon became a neighborhood favorite, as it was one of the first places in area to offer pizza specials. Not only that, but in an area where most restaurants closed at 9 or 10 PM, Al’s stayed open and made deliveries until midnight and 1 AM. 

About the Business
Throughout the years, with additional locations in Dillsburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, Al’s had continued to grow. In 2011, Al bought a liquor license and converted the available space next to his original shop into a full service bar and restaurant. He also took advantage of the extra space by installing a number of large beer coolers for to-go and in-house consumption.  Most recently, it the spring of 2015 Al applied and received the Hire for Transport Permit and has been delivering the specified amount of beer to customers along with their pizzas and subs.

Giving Back
Al’s Pizza and Pub has always been willing to give back to community that has embraced them for all these years. The business is very much involved with the East Pennsboro School district, donating funds to support the High School football, baseball, and wrestling departments. They also participate by hosting fundraising events for the East Pennsboro Township Police Department, Ambulance Service, Enola Fire Company, West Fairview Fire Company, and other organizations in the area. Al’s Pizza and Pub recently celebrated their 30th anniversary by hosting an outside party where customers enjoyed craft brews, food, and local bands. For more information on Al’s Pizza and Pub, please visit www.alspizzaenola.com.

Al’s Pizza and Pub
409 N. Enola Road
Enola, PA 17025
717-732-8100
Cumberland County
1985-Present
www.alspizzaenola.com

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Mixologist of the Month: August 2015

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association Mixologist of the Month

August 2015: Joe Morris

Signature Cocktail:
Razz Cosmo
Raspberry Vodka
Triple Sec
Sours Mix
Lime Juice
Cranberry Juice

While working in the printing industry, Joe Morris wanted to earn some extra money by doing something totally different. A bartender friend suggested that Joe had the perfect personality to tend bar so he began attending the local Bartending School. While his first job was working for a catering hall, he jumped at the opportunity to work at the family-run Austrian Village that was located in the town where he grew up.

Twenty-four years later and Joe still loves being part of the Austrian Village “family.” He really enjoys seeing and serving the customers that he grew up with as well as being a part of their special occasions. His favorite part of the job is explaining their unique European menu items to customers and pairing them with various German beers. Joe believes that a good bartender is very attentive and inviting. There’s nothing better than making a customer feel that your excited to see them by remembering their name and their drink of choice. When you’re in the mood for an exceptional experience, be sure to stop by to see Joe and the entire Austrian Village family!

Austrian Village Restaurant 
321 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046
www.austrianvillage.com

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Legislator of the Month: August 2015

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association Legislator of the Month

August 2015: Senator Jake Corman (R)
Majority Leader

Moving Forward on the Liquor Reform Front

Since being elected Majority Leader of the Senate by my colleagues, I have been working hard to move forward each major issue affecting our Commonwealth. On of those issues deals with moving Pennsylvania out of the liquor business, ensuring Pennsylvanians get what they want – greater consumer convenience for liquor sales – while keeping safety paramount and protecting the private interests of employers such as the members of the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association.

After months of hard work and negotiations between the Senate and House of Representatives, Governor Wolf chose to veto legislation that would bring the existing liquor system into the 21st Century and allow private businesses to do what they do best – serve consumers. The legislatively-approved plan listened to the wants of consumers, added $220 million to state revenues, protected the welfare and licenses of local employers and brought Pennsylvania in line with systems in place in 48 other states.

Despite the Governor’s veto, 2015 still has the possibility of being a landmark year when it comes to reforming the state’s antiquated system. In the coming months, I will continue to work toward reforms that will move forward consumer convenience and private sale of wine and liquor. Just as I and my colleagues in the Senate and House have heard the call for liquor reform over the past few years, I am confident those public calls for action will be heard in the months ahead, finally ending the liquor monopoly in the Commonwealth.

I remain committed to the position that Pennsylvania should not be in the business of selling liquor. As negotiations with the Governor on the state budget move forward, liquor discussions will continue to be a part of the debate as will the role members of the Association.