Another stellar beer day here in Montgomery County. Lunch at @DenizensBrewing then a fun event with @JulieVerratti at @7LocksBrewing. Bonus getting to hang out with Julie, Monica and Jim for a good portion of the evening.

Case in point, I am volunteering for @AlecJRoss and @JulieVerratti (who has a fundraiser at Jack Rose next week https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jvmar29dc). Both are very clear on their objective to overhaul laws holding back craft breweries.

Seriously, re: alcohol regulation reform in MD being a voting issue. Most years I am pretty low energy wrt elections. This year, I am ready to show up and ask candidates at all levels what they plan to do wrt reform. Going to volunteer for a few already working on it, too.

Good editorial from the Sun on what is happening in the fight to reform craft beer laws in Maryland. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0321-craft-beer-20180320-story.html Members of the house have to know this is an election year and that they are definitely turning this into a voting issue.

Attended my first @MDBrewers meeting as a media affiliate member. Much focus on the recent hearings and the work we need to do as an industry going into election season. Great to see many existing friends and meet many new folks. Tons of ideas and contacts for future episodes.

This is bullshit:

HB1316, which creates a task force to study the Comptroller’s regulation of alcohol and public safety in potential alcohol law reform, passed in committee unanimously.

Supporting my future Governor and lieutenant, @AlecJRoss and @julieverratti, at a meet and greet at @DenizensBrewing. You should come by if you are in the area.

Pulling what is needed for 1, possibly 2, episodes on proposed beer laws in MD, including notes for an interview as soon as tomorrow. 1 or 2 depends on how long each of 2 interviews goes.