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October 3, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Your Guide to Some of MoCo’s Best Oktoberfest Events

Every fall, the annual German beer festival brings Oktoberfest to life. The 186th Oktoberfest celebration is an autumn tradition not to be missed. The annual celebration held in Munich, Germany celebrates beer, German cuisine, and Bavarian culture. Festivities usually kick off in late September and continue through mid-October.   Montgomery County’s breweries create German-inspired suds and throw street festivals, […]

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September 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Voter Registration Day: Montgomery County is celebrating National Voter Registration Day at a number of different libraries in the county from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Take a look at all of the different voter registration events: Voter Registration […]

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September 23, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Beer Cans — But No Beer — Bottle Up Beltway Traffic

A truck carrying more than 4,000 lbs of beer cans hit a guard rail, causing thousands of empty beer cans to spill across I-495 early Sunday morning, Maryland State Police said. No beer was lost in the accident near the University Boulevard exit in Silver Spring, a spokesman said. Snyder said the cans were being […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of Eric Luedtke

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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