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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Delegate Proposes Beer, Wine Sales in Grocery Stores

In a YouTube statement, Del. Eric Luedtke said he would introduce legislation that would allow grocery stores to sell beer and wine in a “store within a store” model, similar to how grocery stores host coffee shops and banks. In the statement, Luedtke said the county has debated how alcohol is regulated in Montgomery County. […]

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November 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

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

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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June 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Tough Course: Professional golfer Rickie Fowler is having a great season, but the ninth-ranked golfer in the world says TPC Potomac is going to be a challenge. The $7.1 million tournament, with 120 golfers, starts today. 2. A Metro Thank You: With […]

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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 28, in Montgomery County: 1. In the Rough: Gates open for the Quicken Loans Pro-Am at TPC Potomac at 6:30 a.m. Action starts at 6:40 a.m. 2. Drinking and Driving: Montgomery County police and the Department of Liquor Control launch a public awareness campaign to prevent drunken […]

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May 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DLC Staffers to Card All Customers at County’s 27 Retail Stores (VIDEO)

Beginning on July 1st, all customers shopping at the liquor control department’s 27 retail stores in Montgomery County will be carded. That’s the word from DLC Director Robert Dorfman, who said there will be few exceptions to the new policy. Up until now, customers at the county’s stores were only carded if they appeared younger […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Has Three Members on ‘Reform on Tap’ Task Force

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s task force to modernize beer laws has tapped three Montgomery County residents — including two associated with county breweries. Julie Verratti, co-founder and director of business development for the Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring, and  John (Phil) Muth, co-owner of Brookeville Brewing LLC, have been selected as has Gary Hailey a lawyer […]

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April 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Session Ends with Beer Bill Compromise

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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January 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Approves Dorfman as Director of DLC (VIDEO)

It’s official. At Tuesday’s meeting, Montgomery County Council members approved Robert Dorfman’s appointment as director of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Dorfman, a North Potomac resident, was appointed to the position by County Executive Ike Leggett. In his new position, Dorfman will be paid an annual salary of $220,000. His appointment is effective immediately. […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dorfman is “Super Excited about Opportunity” to Lead DLC (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has chosen North Potomac resident Robert Dorfman to lead the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Dorfman has years of experience in the private sector, including at Marriott International, Inc. where he served as president of Host International. The Montgomery County Council is expected to approve Dorfman’s appointment as DLC director […]

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

DLC Opens New Store in Rockville

The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has opened a new store at 300 North Washington Street in Rockville. According to a news release, the nearly 8,000 square feet store features wide aisles, modern fixtures, energy efficient lighting and free parking. Highlights include: • A “Highly Rated” wine section with displays of wines rated […]

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