Breweries, Bars & Restaurants Open for indoor seating Friday at 5 pm.

Kevin Atticks from Grow and Fortify, the manager for the Brewers Association of Maryland held a Town Hall for the brewing industry tonight at 8 pm.  He summarized Governor Hogan’s press conference and corresponding Executive Order which allowed bars, restaurants, brewbars, restaurants open for indoor diningeries, miniature golf and outdoor amusements and rides to open starting Friday at 5 pm.  Next Friday, arcades, casinos and malls open.

One clarification is that bar patrons must be seated at a bar or table.  Standing in the bar area is not permitted.  The 6 foot social distancing guidelines are being recommended.  Cultural events may be allowed which is good news for beer festivals.  CDC guidelines must be followed so a cleaning protocol is needed before a bar or brewery can allow corn hole or darts inside their bars or breweries.

A summary of the Governor’s remarks were written by Logan Dubel for  Please read more here.

Ann McGinnis Hillyer
Author: Ann McGinnis Hillyer

Ann's father was in the Corps of Engineers so she was born in Africa and moved all over the world and the United States growing up. After graduating cum laude from Duke University, she started her marketing career at an airline based out of Dulles International Airport. She furthered this career in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds before helping launch StateVentures, LLC, the publisher of,, and other state and regional geodomains. Here, she focuses on tourism and tourism marketing through a broad media mix including online, print, and social media efforts. While at the airline, she worked with Jim Koch and the Boston Beer Company, brewers of Sam Adams beer. This love of craft beer and the craft beer industry as well as her interest in tourism, led to the founding of and the effort to make the Shore a craft beer destination.

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