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.
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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.
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
Failing to advance, H.B. 853 sought to allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption.
Failing to advance, Senate Bill 388 sought to allow beer manufacturers to participate in (sponsor) up to 25 events or promotions each year at theme parks that cover at least 25 acres and attract at …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 85 allows breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels of the beer they manufacture to consumers for both on and off premise consumption (the latter limited to 288 ounces …More
Awaiting a full Senate vote, S.B. 1588 provides that the authorization for on-premise sales at breweries shall not permit the sale of beer manufactured on the licensed premises (i) bearing the name of another brewer, …More
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Initial sponsors total 45 in the U.S. Senate and 173 in the U.S. House of Representatives. …More