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. It also would eliminate limits on beer production for breweries that faced caps and let localities set taproom hours.
The proposal is intended to do away with regulations Franchot said have stifled one of the state’s most promising economic engines.
“Despite the impressive growth and performance of our craft brewing industry, we simply cannot ignore the fact that our...