Receiving favorable consideration in the House, H.B. 383 would allow brewery permittees that sell fewer than 100,000 barrels of malt beverages produced by the brewery each year to self-distribute up to 50,000 barrels of malt …More
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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.
Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 2343 addresses retail sales and beer transfers for microbrew pub and brewer taproom license holders.
Passing House committee with amendments, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples …More
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 132 changes the definition of beer to increase the ABW from 3.2% to 4.0% (4% ABV to 5% ABV) and increases the barrel tax .30 cents to $13.10/barrel.
Signed into law by the Governor, 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
Failing to advance from committee, House Bill 480 sought to establish the Maryland Brewery Promotion Program and Fund in the Department of Commerce. The program would have provided grants designed to assist Maryland breweries, educate …More
House Bill 1799 expands the allowable container sizes for purposes of brewer off-sales.
H.B. 1800 seeks to allow brewer taprooms to offer limited sale of collaboration malt liquor.
House Bill 1802 removes a licensing condition for off-premise sales that prohibits a brewer that produces more than 20,000 barrels of its own brands annually from obtaining said license.
Advancing in the House following Senate passage, Senate Bill 197 would extend the expiration of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units to January 1, 2026.