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
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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
S.B. 1172 increases the amount of beer brewed by the license holder that a Class 5 brewery may sell for on-premises consumption each year from 500 barrels to 5,000 barrels. Additionally, a Class 5 brewery …More
Senate Bill 136 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the …More
H.B.183 provides for the termination of a distributor in the absence of good cause by small brewer suppliers that are 20% or less of the wholesaler’s total sales in the prior calendar year preceding any …More
House Bill 212 addresses the ability of pub breweries to sell malt beverages at wholesale.
House Bill 1078 and Senate Bill 1279 seek to raise the barrelage production cap on breweries able to engage in sales of growlers and other types of vessels from 20,000 to 250,000 barrels. Additionally, …More
Signed by the Governor, House Bill 1322 would authorize small craft breweries (annual production up to 60,000 barrels) to sell beer they produce on the premises of the brewery for both on and off premises …More