Naptown Pintcast: Julie & Emily, Denizens Brewing Co.

Surprise! I’m dropping two episodes in one day, today, and here’s the second…  If you’re into Maryland beer, and you haven’t heard of Julie Verratti and Emily Bruno of Denizens Brewing Co., can you tell me about the rock you’ve been living under? Does it have a walk-in closet? How’s the square footage? Are utilities…

The Current State of Money in Maryland Beer Politics (House of Delegates)

There is one question I got asked following last year’s legislative embarrassment around House Bill 1283 more often than anything else — either packaged directly as such, or as an inquisitive or snarky aside: What happens when you “follow the money” in Maryland politics and the brewing industry? It’s a topic I’ve researched periodically, but…

Naptown Pintcast: Al and Roy of Waverly Brewing Company

Last week, the team at Waverly Brewing Company celebrated their second anniversary. Though they consider themselves “petite but mighty-ish,” they have made a lasting impression on fellow brewers and the consumers that make up the tight-knit Maryland beer community. They’ve done so with their unabashed personalities, inventive collaborations and a steadfast commitment to have a positive…

Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits (Findings of the Reform on Tap Task Force)

On April 11, 2017, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the formation of the Reform on Tap Task Force — of which I am a member — in response to the controversy and public outcry to House Bill 1283, which passed during the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session with the following statement: “The events that transpired in…