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Comptroller Franchot seeks to lift cap on craft beer production, sales

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot unveiled a legislative package Monday that would make sweeping changes to the state’s regulation of craft breweries.

Franchot’s 12-point “Reform on Tap Act of 2018” would eliminate limits on sales from taprooms and for take-home consumption for the state’s breweries.

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With 'so many hits,' Janet Jackson delivers pop, R&B excellence at Royal Farms Arena

Stick around the entertainment business as long as Janet Jackson has — America first met her in 1976 on “The Jacksons” variety TV show — and a question inevitably comes: Does she still have it?

Time and time again, and in utter convincing fashion, Jackson answered with an emphatic “duh” at her twice-delayed-but-worth-the-wait “State of the World Tour” concert at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday night.

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Checkerspot Brewing Co. aims for March taproom opening in South Baltimore after delays

Checkerspot Brewing Co. plans to open its South Baltimore taproom in March following construction delays.

The brewery at 175 W. Ostend St. was originally aiming to open this summer, but construction has been delayed by structural renovations at the building, co-owner Judy Neff said.

“They’re massively updating that whole building of which we’re just a small part,” Neff said.

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Craft-beer bar chain the Brass Tap to open in Towson early 2018

Craft-beer bar and restaurant chain the Brass Tap will open at Towson Town Center early next year, which will make it the third franchise to operate in Maryland.

First-time restaurant owner Mike Kettell said the restaurant would open to the public on Jan. 8, pending inspections and permitting, inside a former clothing retail store in the Towson mall.

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Hysteria Brewing in Columbia courts craft-beer fanatics with bold-flavored beers

Jordan Baney, one of the owners of Hysteria Brewing Company, knows the reputation he wants his new beer company to build:

“Avant-garde,” he said last week, seated inside the Columbia taproom and production facility.

But given the evolving tastes of the craft-beer world, Baney remained open-minded when it comes to specifics.

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Anne Arundel natives Brothers Osborne win CMA award for vocal duo of the year, beating out LoCash
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