The Reform On Tap Act of 2018…Making Maryland Craft Brewing Great Again!


After listening to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s press conference on November 20, 2017, at which he unveiled his newly proposed legislation, entitled “The Reform On Tap Act of 2018”, it seemed clear that the theme of the proposal was “no limits.”
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10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland – Step 2 Forming A Business Entity


In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland.
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A New “Recipe” Guide for Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries in Frederick County, Maryland


Craft wineries, breweries and distilleries are a rapidly growing industry and agri-business in the State of Maryland and beyond.
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10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland


In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that are suggested that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland.
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Cybersecurity Alert: May 12, 2017 RANSOMWARE Attack


Last Friday, May 12, 2017, a world-wide ransomware attack was launched using the WannaCrypt, a.k.a, WannaCry, ransomware program in “phishing” emails and through the EternalBlue network software exploit to infect Microsoft Windows systems.
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Cleveland Brewery’s Use of His Likeness Not Very Well Liked by Lebron James


Yesterday, it was reported by the Bleacher Report that Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star, Lebron James, was displeased with the fact that a brewer located in the Cleveland, Ohio area, Great Lakes Brewing Company may have misappropriated Lebron James’ likeness in its advertising.
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Speedy Delivery! A Recent Innovation May Lead to Greater Profits through Self-Distribution for Maryland Craft Brewers


If you hold a class 5 manufacturer’s license, a class 7 micro-brewery license, or a class 8 farm brewery license in Maryland, then you are likely already aware that with a Class 7 limited beer wholesaler’s license, you have the right to self-distribute up to 3,000 barrels of your own beer each year.
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Video: M&S Lawyer Hank Abromson Discusses the Difference Between Trade Name and Trademark


The difference between a trade name and a trademark can be confusing.
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The Herbal Community is Fired Up Over Fire Cider


The term “fire cider” is well known to herbalists as a term for a spicy, hot, deliciously sweet vinegar tonic, which is thought to have first been concocted in the kitchen of the California School of Herbal Studies in the early 1980’s.
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Want To Self-Distribute Beer In Maryland…Here’s What Maryland Micro-Breweries Need To Know


You have carefully crafted an entire line of the greatest craft beers ever created and you want to sell your wares throughout Maryland.
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