Expect Maryland craft beer at the State Fair, hopefully far away from Selena Gomez

For the first time, there will be craft beer at the Maryland State Fair, which begins Friday at Timonium Fairgrounds. 

Raven Beer, Heavy Seas Brewery, DuClaw Brewing, Dog Brewing from Westminster, Brewers Alley and Flying Dog Brewery will all be served at one big booth belonging to the Brewers Association of Maryland.

BAM, a trade organization that represents the state's breweries and brewpubs, made the deal to bring the breweries to the fair.

The association sees the State Fair as a platform to promote their products and to telegraph that their business "supports local jobs, local farms and local communities," BAM said in a statement.

The booth, located in the food pavilion, will carry six drafts: DuClaw Sawtooth, Dog Brewing Blonde, Brewers Alley Hefeweizen, Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon and Raven Lager.

They will be available starting Thursday, even though the fair officially opens Friday. It will only be available until August 28 and then from September 2 - 5. On those days, reps from the breweries will be around from 5 - 9 p.m.

The Maryland State Fair runs from the August 26 to September 5. Teen singer Selena Gomez has been scheduled to perform on Saturday.

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