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Franchot vows to fight on after committee rejects beer bill

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.

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

Courtesy: Taylor Strategy

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.

With New Bill Introduced, Battle Over Beer Law Brewing Again in Annapolis


Over the last year or so, Comptroller Peter Franchot has made reforming the state’s beer laws his raison d’être.