Katherine Klausmeier

Guinness, local breweries try new approach on beer bill

Guinness, local breweries try new approach on beer bill

As Diageo pushes to open a Guinness brewery in Baltimore County, it has forged an alliance with Maryland's local breweries.

The English alcoholic beverage conglomerate and the Brewers Association of Maryland drafted legislation introduced in the General Assembly on Monday night that would give all production breweries in the state the ability to sell significantly more beer in their taprooms.

"It's a response to testimony last week that the breweries support our bill but want it to be statewide," said Dwayne Kratt, Diageo's senior director of state government affairs.

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