Michael E. Busch

Brewing Change: In first Reform on Tap meeting, panelists lay out what's at stake for MD brewing

Brewing Change: In first Reform on Tap meeting, panelists lay out what's at stake for MD brewing

Politicians in suits and brewers in T-shirts sat side by side in a conference room on the Johns Hopkins University campus, beckoned here by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

"We've got some stiff competition," Franchot told the group in his opening remarks, "in Virginia, in New York, and all these other big states that are significantly ahead of us, but I hope that this task force is gonna create a series of recommendations that's gonna put Maryland in first place."

The comptroller convened this task force, known as Reform on Tap, in the wake of a bill passed in Annapolis that started as a way to bring a new Guinness brewery to Baltimore...

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