Beer regulation reform bill on tap in Maryland
C. Jarrett Dieterle, a governance project fellow with the R Street Institute, says more flexibility for brewing companies could give shoppers more choices.
“Giving brewers more flexibility to sell directly to the retail stores and the public certainly could lead to, and I would not be surprised if it did lead to, more diversity of choice in beer,” Dieterle said.
Tapping the Beer Economy
The Reform on Tap Act would have Maryland business owners saying “cheers,” Dieterle says.
“Getting rid of the self-distribution limits and franchise limits, and opening up taproom sales, those three things alone would be a game-changer for Maryland,” Dieterle said. “As it stands now, I think it’s really a comprehensive, legitimate reform. I think it would make Maryland one of the more ‘open for business’ states in terms of beer, in the country, actually.”