Welcome to the library. Here, we’re compiling resources for all things FeBREWary in Maryland and, specifically, on the Shore. We’ll be adding more as more stories are published throughout the month.

FeBREWary happenings on the Shore

FeBREWary events planned to promote craft beer trend – By Kara Hallissey

(Feb. 2, 2018) Throughout this month, a number of FeBREWary events will be taking place in Ocean City and the surrounding towns to celebrate craft beer. “We are celebrating the world-class beer and world-class beauty we have in Ocean City,” said Ann Hillyer, creator of shorecraftbeer.com.

Taking a trip for Love on Tap? Here are some tips

Add This Month-Long Celebration to Your Craft Beer Bucket List

Beer is serious business in Maryland. The entire month of February is an official celebration of craft beer known as FeBREWary (Governor Larry Hogan made the official proclamation three years ago), and it truly is a beer lover’s paradise. The epicentre of the festivities is Ocean City, host of Shorecraft Beer Festival’s Love on Tap.

The declaration

Governor Hogan declares month as FeBREWary

Governor Larry Hogan has signed a proclamation declaring the month of February as FeBREWary in celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. Breweries across Maryland have joined together to host special love-themed events, launch new beers and offer unique culinary pairings.

General info from the state

FeBREWary in Maryland

FeBREWary is Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer

In the last few months, we’ve also been focusing heavily on changing craft beer legislation to benefit Maryland breweries. You can read up on that here:

Reform on Tap Act would lift craft brewery restrictions in Md. – By Josh Davis

Editor’s note: The original version of this story substituted Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s name for Comptroller Peter Franchot’s. We regret the substitution. (Jan. 26, 2018) Shore Craft Beer founder Ann Hillyer is leading an effort locally to support the Reform on Tap Act of 2018, drafted by State Comptroller Peter Franchot and designed to help Maryland brewers better compete with brewers in neighboring states.

01/18/2018 | Petitions Aim To Garner ‘Craft Beer Tourism’ Support For Legislation Changes | News Ocean City MD

BERLIN – Efforts to reform craft beer regulations in Maryland are in full force along the Eastern Shore, but distributors in the industry are voicing their concerns. Last year, Comptroller Peter Franchot formed a “Reform on Tap” task force in response to the 2017 passage of House Bill 1283, which imposes certain restrictions on breweries with a class five brewery license.

Comptroller, Mayors promoting the Reform on Tap Act of 2018

A push for Maryland made beer in Annapolis on Thursday. Comptroller Peter Franchot was joined by Mayors from across the state and Governor Larry Hogan to discuss the benefits of the Reform on Tap act of 2018. The bill would lift stringent restrictions on crafter breweries in Maryland.

Kristin Helf
Author: Kristin Helf

Kristin is a writer and picture-taker in Ocean City, Maryland. She likes puppies, pumpkin ales and watching movies for the Ocean City Film Festival in her spare time.

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