Maryland Beer

Maryland Beer

Why Joe Petro of Hair O’ the Dog Wine & Spirits Supports Maryland Brewers & the Reform on Tap Act

On February 23, 2018, the Reform on Tap Act (House Bill 518) had its hearing in front of the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee — along with a lengthy slate of other alcohol and brewery-related bills. The day was long and contentious at certain points, which I’ll dive more into at a later date. (But […]

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Denizens Co-Founder Julie Verratti Chosen as Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Alec Ross’ Running Mate (Interview)

Julie Verratti, co-founder of Denizens Brewing Company (Silver Spring) has agreed to serve as running mate to Alec Ross, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor. Recently, I sat down with Ross and Verratti for an interview, to discuss Verratti joining Ross’ campaign as a candidate for lieutenant governor.  Below is a transcript of that interview.  ME: Alec, […]

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Naptown Pintcast

Naptown Pintcast: Alec Ross, Democratic Candidate for Maryland Governor

A few weeks ago, on a frigid afternoon, I made my way to Diamondback Brewing Co., nestled “at the base at the smokestack” in McHenry Row in Baltimore, my tiny recorder in-hand. Instead of my usual guest, the owners of Diamondback were graciously opening their doors a little early so I could interview Alec Ross, […]

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Naptown Pintcast

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 […]

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Naptown Pintcast

Naptown Pintcast: Carly & Brian Ogden of Attaboy Beer

Surprise! After a small hiatus, the Naptown Pintcast is back. And you’d better buckle up; I’ve got a backlog of episodes I will be firing your way, one after the other, as we head into the New Year. Stay tuned! It’s no secret that Frederick has one of the best beer scenes in the state […]

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Apparently, House Leaders Are Maryland Beer Champions, While Franchot Is a Danger to Public Health?

I have a specific bone to pick today regarding a recent op-ed published in The Daily Record. But I want to provide a little context first. It’s Gotten a Little Bit Noisy Though I admit I have been living under a self-imposed rock for the past month and a half, that doesn’t mean I’ve been […]

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