Maryland Bill Seeks to Standardize Refillable Containers

Maryland’s Governor also approved, House Bill 208 which seeks to standardize the requirements for alcoholic beverage refillable containers used in the sale of draft beer or wine for off premises consumption. The bill also authorizes the Comptroller to establish standards for alcoholic beverages refillable containers, including containers originating from outside the State. The holder of a refillable container permit may sell, fill, or refill any container that meets the standards. The bill applies to refillable container license holders in specified jurisdictions as well as Class 5 manufacturer’s license holders who sell refillable containers.

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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