MD Bill Seeks Increased On-Premises Sales

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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 may sell more than 5,000 barrels if the brewery first purchases the additional beer from a licensed wholesaler. Unless otherwise determined by a local licensing board, the hours of sale for beer sold for on-premises consumption by a Class 5 brewery are from (1) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and (2) 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Finally, the bill repeals the requirement that a Class 5 brewery obtain an on-site consumption permit in order to sell beer for on-premises consumption.

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