Maryland counties back “Reform on Tap” bill

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County-level officials across Maryland joining together to support craft breweries. Every county commissioner in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester along with 7 other county councils and commissions, signed the letter to members of the Maryland general assembly to urge the passage of the Reform on Tap Act of 2018.

Proponents say the legislation overhauls antiquated laws and burdensome regulations, and lets local jurisdictions set regulations like tap room hours, while opening up the practice of contract brewing. Comptroller Peter Franchot says county leaders know firsthand how strong craft beer industry can increase tourism and revenue to rundown areas of the state.