Governor Approves Distribution Bill for Maryland Farm Breweries

Approved by the Governor, House Bill 356 authorizes a holder of a Class 8 farm brewery license to enter into a written temporary delivery agreement with a distributor for the delivery and return of beer to a beer festival or a wine and beer festival provided the festival is located within a sales territory for which the holder does not have a franchise with a distributor under the Beer Franchise Fair Dealing Act.

Pete serves as programs manager for the Brewers Association, with primary responsibilities in the areas of government affairs and membership programs. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as programs director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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