Maryland craft brewers hope to press for revamping laws next year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The state’s craft brewing community and its allies failed to convince the legislature this year to ease restrictions on the production and distribution of craft beer, but the industry expects to try again next session. “The battle…

State comptroller supports local brewers after bill passes that could impact future businesses

State Comptroller Peter Franchot visits Attaboy Beer in Frederick in a show of support for local brewers after legislation impacts future craft brewers. The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill limiting the hours of future craft brewers in Maryland.

Growing craft brewing industry holds national convention

Even though a battle continues to brew in Maryland about regulations for craft brewers, the growing industry is being celebrated all week at a national convention in Washington.

Army Beer: Maryland Pub Brews Something Special for Navy Fans

ANNAPOLIS — When it comes to traditions, few run deeper than Army versus Navy. And in Annapolis it’s a tradition where NAVY usually gets the upper hand. But with the opening of a local pub, it may come down to a battle of the suds.

Local Starbucks Stores Push for Alcohol Sales in New Program

WASHINGTON — Five Starbucks stores in the District of Columbia have requested licenses to serve alcohol in an effort to bring more nighttime business. This news comes after Starbucks announced a new menu lineup late last year called “Starbucks Evenings.”…

Drinking New Beer Will Help Improve the Bay

Mixing beer with the Chesapeake Bay may seem counterintuitive to cleaning it up, but Full Tilt Brewing created a new beer to help do just that.

Bartending Friends Look for Solution to Drink Spiking Problem

By Dennis Ting Capital News Service ADAMS MORGAN, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mike Bokman and Frank Mills are bartenders and best friends who are also in the business of safety. Drink safety that is. The DrinkLock is a new invention intended…

Brewpubs and Beer Drinkers Could Benefit From Recent Legislative Measure

Legislative measures awaiting Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval could allow microbreweries to bottle and sell their beer for customers to take home.

Brewing Up Business

SILVER SPRING- A new law passed in Annapolis would allow Montgomery County breweries to open without being a fully licensed restaurant. Denizens in Silver Spring would be the first to benefit and bring new business to the area.