In case you missed it, R Street's Clark Packard previously wrote an op-ed in the Baltimore Business Journal about the trade policy implications of Guinness' decision to expand in Maryland:
Diageo Beer Co. USA will open a Guinness brewery in Baltimore County, assuming the Maryland General Assembly approves a new kind of liquor licensethat would allow it to serve up to 5,000 barrels annually in the tap room. That's a huge increase from the 500 barrels allowed by state law.
Diageo, a British-based alcohol company, estimates that it will invest $50 million and create “up to 70 jobs.” Gov. Larry Hogan rightly noted that the announcement is “great news for job creation, manufacturing, and tourism” in Maryland. As a resident of Washington, D.C., and a frequent consumer of Guinness Stout, I will be one of the beer tourists Governor Hogan described – happily spending my dollars in the Old Line State...
Read the whole thing here: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/03/02/opinion-guinness-decision-to-build-in-baltimore.html