Passing both chambers of the legislature, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event …More
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Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 210 authorizes the holder of a Class 8 Farm Brewery license to sell or serve any type of food (instead of only specified types of food) if the license …More
Passing the Senate and initial House committee consideration, Senate Bill 275 would allow breweries to sell liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption and for brewpubs to begin distributing beer through the wholesale tier.
Awaiting gubernatorial action, House Bill 1283 seeks to make the following changes to the sampling and sale of beer by a Class 5 brewery: Beer that is sampled and sold on-site or at a brewery …More
Passing the House, House Bill 3287 seeks to change the premises at which the combined annual production of ale and beer by a brewer’s permit holder and a manufacturer’s license holder, respectively, must not exceed …More
Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the creation of a statewide “Reform on Tap” task force that will conduct a comprehensive review of the laws governing Maryland’s alcohol industry.
Stalled in committee, S.B. 253 seeks to allow breweries to open two satellite tasting rooms.
Under Senate consideration, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More
Dying in committee, S.B. 1040 sought to create an exception to the alcoholic beverage tied-house evil prohibitions to permit a malt beverage distributor to give or sell malt beverage branded glassware to a vendor licensed …More
Dying after receiving committee approval, S.B. 554 sought to allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions. …More