Petitions Aim To Garner ‘Craft Beer Tourism’ Support For Legislation Changes

BERLIN – Efforts to reform craft beer regulations in Maryland are in full force along the Eastern Shore, but distributors in the industry are voicing their concerns.

Last year, Comptroller Peter Franchot formed a “Reform on Tap” task force in response to the 2017 passage of House Bill 1283, which imposes certain restrictions on breweries with a class five brewery license.

How Republican tax reform eliminated special interest carve-outs — and created a bunch of new ones

At Insight Brewing in Minneapolis earlier this month, 3rd District GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen was raising a glass to the Republican tax bill, signed into law by the president just weeks prior.  The assorted craft brewers and beer boosters in the room were, in turn, raising a glass to Paulsen: the Eden Prairie congressman successfully included a provision in the tax legislation that slashes the taxes that brewers — as well as winemakers and distillers — pay to the federal government.

Boxed: Costco for millennials adds booze to its bulk delivery options in California

Boxed, a grocery delivery website that bills itself as “Costco for millennials,” is now bringing the liquor store to your doorstep.

The New York-based e-commerce company delivers bulk nonperishable grocery items such as laundry detergent, pet supplies and paper goods for free on orders totaling $49 or more.

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