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.
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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.
H.B. 494 seeks to allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons. Currently, only manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer or wine can offer such coupons. The bill specifies that …More
Dying in committee, Senate Bill 328 sought to increase the tax rate on the sale of beer, wine, liquor and hard cider.
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 541 changes the definition of “small brewery” to allow annual production up to 60,000 barrels (from the current 10,000) and would include the production of all affiliated companies and beer …More
Passing the Assembly, A.B. 431 authorizes a person to operate one or more brew pubs in this State and increases the number of barrels of malt beverages that such a person may manufacture for all …More
Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 181 seeks to raise the tax on malt beverages from 16 cents to 24 cents per gallon.
Passing the House, H.B. 161 would require beverage manufacturer licensees to pay the beer tax on beverages sold at farmers’ markets.