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Reform on Tap Task Force: Protectionism Breeds Growth for Some at the Expense of Others (5th Meeting)

Editor’s Note: In full disclosure, I am a member of the Reform on Tap task force and not a third-party observer. If you’re new to the story, get caught up on the first, second, third and fourth task force meetings, as well as the origin of this task force and House Bill 1283.  After the fourth […]

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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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Reform on Tap Task Force: First Meeting Recap, and Wholesalers and Retailers Rebrand

On May 24, the first meeting of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Reform on Tap task force took place in Baltimore. As a quick refresher, the task force was formed in order to create a model framework to reform Maryland brewery laws, to be introduced at next year’s General Assembly session. (Read the full announcement.) Also, as […]

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Reform on Tap Task Force: Maryland Beer Survey Results

Let’s Get Caught Up One of the most common questions I have been fielding recently is, “Why is Comptroller Peter Franchot involving himself in Maryland beer laws?” The answer is simple – as Maryland’s comptroller, Franchot acts as the state’s regulator of alcohol. Which is why when the House Bill 1283 “kerfuffle” played out during […]

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Maryland Beer: Comptroller Peter Franchot to Launch Task Force Aimed at Industry Legislative Reform

House Bill 1283 has left an angry, but battle-weary Maryland craft beer community in its wake. Though Del. Dereck E. Davis – Economic Matters Committee Chair – has since spoken out against Del. Charles Barkley’s statements made to me regarding the bill’s remarkable ascension, there is no mistaking or sidestepping its punitive intent against Maryland craft […]

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