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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: 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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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 […]

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Maryland Public Policy Institute: State of Brewery Reform in Maryland (Remarks)

Today, I moderated a small panel on the state of brewery reform in Maryland, as a part of the Maryland Public Policy Institute’s 2018 Maryland Legislative Session Policy Orientation. It featured Len Foxwell, the Chief of Staff for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Kevin Atticks, the Executive Director of the Brewers Association of Maryland. Unfortunately, […]

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Reform on Tap Task Force: Distributors and Brewers Start Getting Real (3rd Meeting)

Editor’s Note: In full disclosure, I am a member of the Reform on Tap task force and not a third-party observer. It’s been almost a month since I’ve written here and since the last Reform on Tap task force meeting took place at Monument City Brewing Company in Baltimore. It was a very emotional meeting, […]

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Reform on Tap Task Force: Maryland Brewery Production and Taproom Limits (2nd Meeting)

Editor’s Note: In full disclosure, I am a member of the Reform on Tap task force and not a third-party observer. The Reform on Tap task force is scheduled to convene later this afternoon for its third meeting at Monument City Brewing in Baltimore. But before that gets underway, I want to share my “(un)fashionably […]

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