Tag: craft beer

Event Pick: Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at Max’s Taphouse

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Every day is a good day to drink locally made craft beer, but the Brewers Association trade group has dubbed this American Craft Beer Week, so there’s a little added incentive. And there’s no better place to dabble in the best offerings from around the country (and the world) than Max’s Taphouse, home to one of the best selections anywhere.

Franchot vows to fight on after committee rejects beer bill

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Comptroller Peter Franchot hoists a beer with Maryland brewers. Image courtesy of Comptroller Peter Franchot/Facebook.

Last Friday, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s bill to loosen regulations on the state’s craft brewers, the Reform on Tap Act, failed to escape the House Committee on Economic Matters. And it wasn’t close, with the vote going 17-4 against.

But the committee did pass another measure establishing a task force to see if the comptroller’s office should maintain oversight of the state’s alcohol industry. The House of Delegates passed that bill yesterday by a vote of 128-10.

Nine Baltimore City Council members back bill to loosen beer regulations

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Nine members of the Baltimore City Council have signed on to a letter supporting the Reform on Tap Act of 2018, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s bill to loosen regulations on craft breweries in the state.

Even Diageo Doesn’t Support the Beer Bill That Would Help its Guinness Brewery in Md.

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Guinness parent company Diageo came out against a recently introduced Maryland bill that would limit the amount of beer craft breweries can produce while allowing a forthcoming Guinness brewery in Baltimore County to remain unscathed.

Four Md. Mayors Endorse Franchot’s Beer Bill. Mayor Pugh Is Not One of Them—Yet

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Last week, the mayors of Annapolis, Frederick, Cambridge and Ocean City threw their support behind the Reform on Tap Act of 2018, a bill drafted by Comptroller Peter Franchot after he chaired a task force examining the state’s beer laws.

Union Craft Brewing Announces ‘Zay Day’ in Honor of 98-Year-Old Employee

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In honor of the man they’re dubbing “the world’s oldest brewery employee,” Union Craft Brewing will throw a party on Jan. 13 for Henry “Zadie” Benesch, who is turning 98. Fittingly, his favorite Union beer, Blackwing Lager, can be had for just $.98.

Opponents are Lining Up Against Franchot’s Beer Bill

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Comptroller Peter Franchot hoists a beer with Maryland brewers. Image Courtesy of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Facebook.

After a months-long process of forming a task force on the state’s beer laws and holding meetings, Comptroller Peter Franchot released proposals in December 2016 for loosening restrictions on Maryland’s craft breweries.

Comptroller Franchot Unveils Bill to Loosen Rules for Craft Brewers

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Pete Franchot wants to see Maryland’s beer industry truly boom.

DuClaw Brewing’s Founder is Seeking A New Investor – Or Buyer – for His Brewery

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Ever wanted to own a craft brewery with some brand name appeal and a relatively broad distribution reach? You’re in luck.

Union Craft to Build Much Larger Brewery on 41st Street, Along with Retail Complex for Baltimore Merchants

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The outside of the new space at 1700 W. 41st Street. Photo via Union Craft.

Woodberry’s Union Craft Brewing is planning a major move, and though the company won’t going be very far, the new space should allow the beer makers to spread their wings.

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