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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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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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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 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 […]

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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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