Amended prior to passing the Senate, S.B. 287 establishes standards for establishment of farm breweries on lands zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use for breweries that annually produce under 150,000 …More
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Failing to advance from committee, S.B. 217 sought to allow beer manufacturers to self-distribute beer within a 100-mile radius of the manufacturer if the manufacturer brews 50,000 gallons or less annually.
Passing the Senate, SB 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License authorizing a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration …More
Senate Bill 246 seeks to allow self-distribution of 50,000 barrels for breweries producing less than 100,000 barrels annually (current is 25,000), small brewery (less than 25,000 barrels) termination of a distributor in absence of good …More
A.B. 3473 provides a tax credit for bottling, packaging, and labeling expenses of wineries, breweries and distilleries.
Passing both legislative chambers, S.B. 132 changes the definition of beer to increase the ABW from 3.2% to 4.8% (4% ABV to 6% ABV).
Passing both chambers of the legislature, Senate Bill 529, among a variety of provisions, removes the two-growler limit per patron per day for licensees who sell growlers for off premises consumption; increases allowable growler size …More
House Bill 480 establishes the Maryland Brewery Promotion Program and Fund in the Department of Commerce (Commerce). The program provides grants to eligible applicants designed to assist Maryland breweries, educate the public about brewing in …More
Significantly amended before passing the Senate, Senate Bill 704 reduces, from 180 days to 45 days, the number of days that a brewery must wait after notifying a distributor of its intent to terminate or …More
H.B. 401 provides that a manufacturer of beer may be granted one class “B” beer permit for the purpose of selling beer at retail for consumption on or off the premises of the manufacturing facility …More