Flying Dog, Burley Oak, Evolution, and a host of other Maryland brewers need your help. They'd like to be able to serve pints of their delicious, local beer, on premises at their breweries. Today (as in, right now), the Maryland state legistature is meeting to discuss House Bill 4 (HB 4) that would allow just this.
Two weeks ago yours truly was at Troeg's in Hershey, PA. I had two pints of Nugget Nectar that were kegged less than 48 hours earlier. That's a marvelous experience and we'd like Maryland breweries to be able to offer that as well. Even if you don't live in Maryland, you can still contact state legislators. Doing so will improve your brewery road trip experience.
Via the Flying Dog blog:
Wouldn’t it be great if the Flying Dog experience included the ability to buy a pint?
The Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters is voting TOMORROW, MONDAY MARCH 11 on House Bill 4 (HB 4), a bill that would allow Flying Dog to sell beer by the pint in our taproom as soon as July 1. Many craft breweries around the country are already able to sell beer by the pint and this bill would allow all Maryland breweries to better connect with craft beer fans.
We need your help to make this happen.
Economic Matters Chair Dereck E. Davis: email@example.com, 800-492-7122 ext. 3519
Alcohol Subcommittee Chair Charles Barkley: firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-492-7122, etx. 3001
Then, find your local elected officials here.
Now is the time to show your support for Maryland Beer. Contact your delegates today and tell them you support HB 4 and HB 231 with Amendments.
For a complete list of all legislation currently being proposed by the Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), visit the BAM website.