Maryland’s craft beer industry boils over a new proposal to limit sales. Two State Delegates are sponsoring a bill that would drastically reduce the amount of beer local craft brewers could sell on their premises.
Currently breweries can sell up to 2,000 barrels of beer annually out of their tasting rooms, or more than half a million pints. The new legislation would force small scale operations to reduce that sales volume by up to 75%.
There would also be additional restrictions to the amount and sizes of samples provided at breweries. Whats more angering to some in the industry, the bill does provide an exception for large-scale breweries like Guiness.