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Reform on Tap Legislative Proposal announced

By | 2017-11-20T11:41:17+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Blogs, News|

Citing the significant economic, fiscal and community contributions of Maryland's craft brewers and the industry's immense potential, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced a major legislative package that would fundamentally reform the antiquated laws and burdensome regulations that govern Maryland craft breweries. The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 proposes the following: Removes all limits on beer [...]

Maryland craft beer lacks a top-down approach

By | 2017-11-01T12:16:31+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Blogs, News|

The most interesting news that came out of the recent Reform on Tap meeting was that the failure of the legislature might be an executive failure as well. Earlier this year, the Maryland Legislature passed a bill that would have all-but-killed the craft beer industry in the state. It was walked back a little bit, [...]

Fall is time for experimentation at Backshore Brewing Co.

By | 2017-10-12T11:20:54+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Backshore, Blogs, News|

When you work at the beach, summer doesn't seem as short as it does when you play at the beach. With its spot on the boards, Backshore Brewing stays busy all year, but from June through August it is a little insane. Usually. Recent months have been a little less insane because they were able [...]

War Kitten: a Mispillion River Brewing Release Beer Brewed with Electrolytes

By | 2017-10-04T14:35:43+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Blogs, News|

Mispillion River Brewing is set to release War Kitten, a beer brewed with electrolytes Saturday, Oct. 7. Brewer Ryan Maloney first conceived of brewing a beer with electrolytes when he found himself mixing his daily sports drink with one of the brewery’s Berliner Weisses. He quickly realized that he could save himself the trouble of [...]

Vast Majority of Marylanders Support Changes to Current Brewery Laws

By | 2017-08-15T10:26:52+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Blogs, Events, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, News|

Comptroller Peter Franchot will hold a town hall style meeting about craft beer tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26 at Evolution Craft Brewing Public House in Salisbury. An overwhelming majority of Marylanders support fundamental changes to the state's alcohol laws that govern the production, distribution and sale of beer, according to the results of an online survey [...]

7 ways you know it’s beer festival season

By | 2017-08-15T10:35:05+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Blogs, News|

I participate in beer festivals all year long, as I'm sure do many of you, but fall is different. Autumn approaches with something a little extra in the air, and as we all prepare for the first fall beer festival, the Annual Brews on the Beach, I started thinking about what distinguishes the season. Some of these observations are [...]

Enjoying an endless summer at Crooked Hammock

By | 2017-08-15T10:27:27+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Blogs, Crooked Hammock, Featured Craft Beer Festivals|

Crooked Hammock Brewery is set just off the highway, steps from where most of the Cape May Lewes Ferry travelers set off for their Delmarva excursions, but it feels as if it is a world away. Built with the summer in mind, this year-round brewery and restaurant has a little something for everyone. Crooked Hammock is [...]

Cody Miller: head distiller at Seacrets Distilling Company

By | 2017-06-08T19:31:25+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Blogs, News|

Cody Miller, head distiller for Seacrets Distilling Company in Ocean City, Md. tests the aroma of one of his recently distilled whiskies. I had asked him about the "new whiskey" aroma I got out of some of the more recent, hip, whiskeys and he was trying to parse out my poor understanding of the process. [...]

Evo takes center stage at Philly Beer Week

By | 2017-06-15T12:26:00+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Blogs|

Since its inception Evolution Craft Brewing has made beer with food in mind, beers designed to be menu-recommendation friendly. As Evo went from a local to a more regional brewery, it did so on the strength of this food-centric consideration and made a lot of restaurant friends along the way. Recently, a bunch of those [...]

Getting started at Reform on Tap

By | 2017-05-30T09:15:22+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Blogs|

This week was the first meeting of the "Reform on Tap Task Force," a group convened by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to try and get a handle on craft beer regulations. In case you missed it, Franchot convened this task force after this year's legislative debacle that hamstrung Maryland's craft beer industry. The aim of this [...]

Fin City gets in the canning game

By | 2017-05-25T06:17:07+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Blogs, Brewery Events, Events, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, Fin City|

'Ocean City's First Brewery' delivers Ocean City's first cans. It's been a long time coming but the guys and gals at Fin City Brewing Company have brought out the first run of canned beers. A combination of the affordability of canning and the growing demand for good beer in cans was part of the reason [...]

Canning day at 3rd Wave Brewing in Delaware

By | 2017-05-25T06:16:12+00:00 May 16th, 2017|3rd Wave, Blogs, Breweries, Featured Craft Beer Festivals|

Canning day at 3rd Wave Brewing in Delaware is a big deal  I popped into 3rd Wave one random afternoon recently to check on the canning line's progress. Lori Clough, one of the owners, let me know I was about 24 hours too early. The line had arrived a few days before and the assembly process [...]

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