Maryland Governor Signs Self-Distribution Bill

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 132 authorizes a holder of a Class 7 limited beer wholesaler’s license or of a nonresident brewery permit to sell or deliver its own beer to a county liquor dispensary, a restaurant, or any other retail dealer in Montgomery County. This would allow the holder of a Class 7 micro-brewery license that produces no more than 22,500 barrels of beer annually to self-distribute no more than 3,000 barrels of the brewer’s own beer annually.