Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 51 seeks to amend the liquor control act to create retail reciprocity among craft distillers, small brewers and winegrowers.
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H.B. 1283 repeals the authority of a Class 5 brewery to serve free beer samples, although a brewery may continue to sell beer for on-premises consumption under a Class D beer license which entitles the …More
Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 398 sought to raise excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the rate for beer increasing from 41 cents/gallon to $3.08/gallon for breweries that produce more than fifteen thousand barrels …More
H.B. 1420 establishes a Class 10 modern brewery license, holders of which may: establish and operate a brewery for brewing, blending, and packaging beer at the location described in the license and import beer from …More
A.B. 4570 provides a tax credit for bottling, packaging, and labeling expenses of wineries, breweries and distilleries.
House Bill 1391 and Senate Bill 801would allow Baltimore County to issue an on-site consumption permit to a holder of a Class 5 brewery license (e.g. Diageo) that authorizes the holder to sell, for on-premises …More
Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.
Amended in the House prior to passage, Senate Bill 134 seeks to limit penalties for violations relating to the sale of alcohol beverages to a visibly intoxicated or underage person that occur in a sales …More
Signed by the Mayor, Bill 849, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2016, among many provisions seeks to allow brew pubs with two or more facility permits to transport beer, wine or spirits …More
Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 554 would 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.