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.

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.

See 's recent articles and activities.