Wouldn’t it be great if the Flying Dog experience included the ability to buy a pint?
The Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters is voting TOMORROW, MONDAY MARCH 11, on House Bill 4 (HB 4), a bill that would allow Flying Dog to sell beer by the pint in our taproom as soon as July 1. Many craft breweries around the country are already able to sell beer by the pint and this bill would allow all Maryland breweries to better connect with craft beer fans.
We need your help to make this happen.
Contact the following officials and your local delegates saying that you “support Maryland beer through HB 4 and and HB 231 with Amendments”:
- Economic Matters Chair Dereck E. Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-492-7122 ext. 3519
- Alcohol Subcommittee Chair Charles Barkley: email@example.com, 800-492-7122, etx. 3001
Now is the time to show your support for Maryland Beer. Contact your delegates today and tell them you support HB 4 and HB 231 with Amendments.
For a complete list of all legislation currently being proposed by the Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), visit the BAM website.
Our Brewmaster Matt Brophy greets each new day by listening to our National Anthem as imaginary tears flow down his eye black-stained cheeks. As the last verse rings through his ears, he contemplates what it truly means to live in “the land of the free” and thinks of new ways to incorporate his favorite hobby — winning friends through the art of the friendly wager — into his already amazing day job.
So far, our Brewmaster bookie is 2-0 with our Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs. Most thought it couldn’t be done, but Brophy took on each opponent with tenacity and drive not seen in the weeks leading up to those games.
First up was Adam Avery, of Avery Brewing Company. The terms? Whoever’s team lost would send the winning brewery a case of rare beers. And in a nail-biting finish, our Ravens prevailed. Up next was Al Marzi, Brewmaster at Harpoon, with the same terms and the same outcome for Brophy: Our Ravens took the Patriots to pound town.
Now that the Super Bowl* is upon us, Brophy isn’t losing steam**. In fact, he’s taking on Anchor Brewing Company and their 49ers with even higher stakes: The losing brewery will pour the winning brewery’s beer in their taproom for a week by a staff clad in the champion team’s gear.
“We get one opportunity in life, one chance at life to do whatever you’re going to do, and lay your foundation and make whatever mark you’re going to make,” Brophy said. “Whatever legacy you’re going to leave; leave your legacy!”
Inspiring-quotes-that-once-read again-don’t-really-make-sense aside, we all know that because God is amazing, Brophy — along with our Baltimore Ravens — will prevail.
* We would like to take a moment to thank the author of this post for making no mention, joke, or jab about the Super Har-Bowl.
** Get it?