Guinness in Maryland: Dwayne Kratt, Sr. Director of Government Affairs for Diageo on HB 1283

Guinness in Maryland: Dwayne Kratt, Sr. Director of Government Affairs for Diageo on HB 1283

Three days ago, I outlined the challenges facing the Maryland craft beer industry in the wake of House Bill 1283 passing. This bill is currently slated on the senate calendar for discussion on Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m., in front of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee – so, call your state senators today.…

House Bill 1283 Will Be Devastating for Maryland Brewers, and the Senate Needs to Fix It

House Bill 1283 Will Be Devastating for Maryland Brewers, and the Senate Needs to Fix It

Here’s the Short Version for Those Who Want to Help If you care at all about small, independent local brewers in Maryland, you need to contact you SENATORS immediately regarding the recently passed House Bill 1283. In its current form, to call HB 1283 harmful to local brewers would be an understatement. In its current form,…

Maryland, It’s Time to Be Honest About How Much We Really “Support” Our Local Craft Beer Industry

Maryland, It’s Time to Be Honest About How Much We Really “Support” Our Local Craft Beer Industry

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore at the Beyond Brewing Forum So after months of waiting, Organarchy‘s first-ever Beyond Brewing Forum took place earlier this month. How was it? Well, I knew it was going to be fantastic, and it was. But more on that later – because today I want to share some thoughts on a…

A Little More Conversation with Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery

A Little More Conversation with Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery

Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery Last week, my column celebrating Flying Dog’s 25th anniversary ran in The Capital, but here’s the funny (see: “awful”) thing about feature writing. As if the writing process wasn’t already enough of an unending hellscape of misery and shame, you spend most of your time weeping over what massive bits of an interview…