Maryland Senator Mikulski Meets with Small Brewers, Joins Caucus

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On April 4, craft brewers in the state of Maryland met with Senator Barbara Mikulski at Heavy Seas Ale House in Baltimore. After the meeting, the Senator announced that she would be joining the Senate Small Brewers Caucus. Below is a press release from this visit.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       
April 5, 2013
Senator announces membership in Senate Small Brewers Caucus to demonstrate commitment to small business jobs
BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced today that she has joined the Senate Small Brewers Caucus following a meeting Thursday in Baltimore with members of the Brewers Association of Maryland. At the meeting, Senator Mikulski discussed her commitment to small business jobs and Maryland’s craft and micro breweries that strengthen our economy.
“Maryland’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They create jobs. And they are important to the communities they serve,” Senator Mikulski said. “My great-grandparents owned a local bakery and my father ran a grocery store. I learned how small businesses help weave social fabric by hiring local workers and investing in their communities. I’m proud to raise a glass here in Baltimore with Maryland brewers and take the fight to Washington to support small business jobs.”
Senator Mikulski was joined by members of the Brewers Association of Maryland including owners, management and brewers from Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore County, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Union Craft Brewery and The Brewer’s Art in the City of Baltimore, Evolution Craft Brewery in Salisbury, Ruddy Duck in Solomons and Brewers Alley and Monocacy Brewing Company in the City of Frederick.
 Senator Mikulski met Thursday with members of the Brewers Association of Maryland at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore to discuss small business jobs and the importance of micro and craft breweries to Maryland’s economy.


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