Montgomery County’s Craft Beer Industry Continues to Grow (VIDEO)

February marks the start of craft beer month in Maryland and if you didn’t know, Montgomery County has several breweries to choose from. Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring opened its doors in June of 2014 and its customer base continues to grow. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Julie Verratti, Co-founder and Co-owner of the brewery, talks about the importance of locally brewed craft beer and Councilmember Hans Riemer touches on what the County government is doing to help foster more growth for Montgomery County’s craft beer industry.

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Maryland Meadworks to Open Meadery in Hyattsville After Successful Kickstarter Campaign

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $12,000, Maryland Meadworks will open a meadery in Hyattsville. By raising $12,820 the company exceeded their original goal of crowdfunding $10,000 through Kickstarter. Maryland Meadworks plans to open their meadery sometime in early 2018. Ken Carter, Maryland Meadworks’ owner, says that mead — “the oldest alcoholic beverage […]

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Franchot Unveils Beer Reform Legislation at Silver Spring Taproom (VIDEO)

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Maryland’s craft breweries would have no limits on beer production or taproom sales, and other restrictions would be eliminated under legislation that Comptroller Peter Franchot has proposed. Franchot held a news conference Monday in Silver Spring to highlight his proposals, which follow months of meetings of the comptroller’s “Reform on Tap,” a 40-member task force […]

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Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

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Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Bill Brew: Comptroller Peter Franchot will unveil legislation to promote economic growth through the craft brewing industry and overhaul outdated laws. He’ll be at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring at 3 p.m. 2. ‘Gift Outside the Box’: County Executive Ike Leggett will be at Pike […]

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New Report Aims to Increase Number of Craft Beer Breweries in MD

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Comptroller Peter Franchot released a report Wednesday that came after six months of studying the Maryland craft beer industry looking for ways the state can help foster new breweries. The report, “Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits,” comes out as Franchot prepares legislation for the 2018 General Assembly. “This is the only industry where […]

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Study Shows Maryland Brewers Generated $637 Million and 6,500 Jobs in 2016

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An economic impact study conducted by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates found that Maryland brewers generated more than $637 million and supported 6,541 jobs in 2016. When the sale and distribution activity of non-Maryland craft beer was included in the projection, the estimated economic impact grew to more than $800 million. The study was released […]

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'Reform on Tap' Task Force Comes to Silver Spring (VIDEO)

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The beer was brewed in house. The conversation on Wednesday, however, was focused, in part, on Annapolis and what lawmakers would do for the state’s growing craft beer industry. About 30 people showed up at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring to hear from Comptroller Peter Franchot and other officials about proposals for the 2018 […]

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Session Ends with Beer Bill Compromise

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A bill designed to help Maryland’s craft beer industry seemed like a good idea. Then it got mixed up in Annapolis politics, according to Del. Charles Barkley. When it first appeared before the House of Delegates, the measure passed 139-0. Then delegates and breweries found out that bill didn’t help the smaller brewers at all. […]

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Take a Sip: MoCo Beer Week

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For all those beer lovers out there. MoCo Beer Week is coming soon to a brewery and bar near you. If you’ve been waiting for a chance to get out and enjoy the warm weather with a good pint and some great food, here’s your chance. MoCo Beer Week aims to celebrate local breweries and […]

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World of Beer to Open New Tavern in Rockville

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World of Beer is set to open its third location in Maryland this spring. The new tavern will be located in Rockville Town Square and will feature locally brewed craft beer and live entertainment. The establishment will have nearly 28,000 different types of beer on tap as well as flavors from local breweries such as […]

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Now on Tap in Montgomery County: Locally Brewed Craft Beer (VIDEO)

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February marks the start of craft beer lovers month in Maryland and Montgomery County has several breweries serving up pint after pint of locally brewed craft beer. In this MyMCMedia video, Willie James Inman talks with brewery owners about Montgomery County’s growing craft beer industry. #MoCo now has it’s first farm brewery @WaredacaBrewing #FeBREWary https://t.co/DQxIO2uQZt @mymcmedia […]

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About Willie James Inman

Willie James Inman is a Community Engagement Specialist and Multimedia Journalist at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at winman@mymcmedia.org or reach him on Twitter @imwilljames.

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