New Maryland Bill is Really Bad for Breweries

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Laura Hayes reports for Washington City Paper:

"The Maryland House of Delegates passed a new bill (HB1283) that's a blow to breweries. While it does raise the cap on the amount of beer a brewery can sell in its taproom from 500 to 2,000 barrels, it cuts operating hours from 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. (depending on the brewery) to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends.

"The bill also restricts beer sold in the taproom to beer produced at the brewery, meaning breweries can't give props to fellow brewers by selling their beer too. They can't sell collaboration brews, either..."

Read more at: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/food/beer/article/20855615/new-maryland-is-bill-really-bad-for-breweries

This issue was also covered over at DCBeer.com: http://www.dcbeer.com/news/legislative-battle-comes-brewing-annapolis