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#21 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

A small, temporary version is opening next month.

 

http://www.baltimore...0908-story.html



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:37 AM

A beer podcast did an interview with someone working at Guiness talking about the plans for the location.  Not a bad listen if you need something to listen to at work.

 

http://www.fnppodcas...ry-in-baltimore



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

http://naptownpint.c...to-take-action/

 

Franchot drawing attention to this bill, hopefully the state senators are paying attention.

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So who remembers all of the hubub over last years legislation?  This year's showdown is even bigger!

 

https://www.pastemag...s-craft-be.html

 

Hopefully Franchot's bill prevails or at the least HB1052 doesn't pass.  Maryland's craft beer scene has really grown the past five years, I would hate to see a setback to that.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:10 PM

What a stupid bill that 1052 is. That's like telling a restaurant how many meals they are allowed to serve. But the retail/distributor industry in MD has always been powerful, and have had the legislature in their pockets forever. That's why MD is one of very few states where you can't buy beer at your local grocery store like you can just about everywhere else.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:26 PM

What a stupid bill that 1052 is. That's like telling a restaurant how many meals they are allowed to serve. But the retail/distributor industry in MD has always been powerful, and have had the legislature in their pockets forever. That's why MD is one of very few states where you can't buy beer at your local grocery store like you can just about everywhere else.

 

This was a a joy discovering grocery stores sold alcohol in college and a serious feeling of disappointment when I returned home after graduation.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:11 PM

If anyone wants to write, the co-sponsors of the bill are:

 

Dereck Davis, House of Delegates district 25 (PG County): [email protected]

Talmadge Branch, House of Delegates district 45 (Baltimore City): [email protected]



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 09:34 AM

I've written my representatives on this matter.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

Well the hearings for the two bills are today.  Obviously they aren't voting today, but if I had to make a guess I don't see either bill getting enough votes to pass.  I would love to see Franchot's bill pass, but I think his abrasive style may ruffle too many feathers.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:32 PM

Well the hearings for the two bills are today.  Obviously they aren't voting today, but if I had to make a guess I don't see either bill getting enough votes to pass.  I would love to see Franchot's bill pass, but I think his abrasive style may ruffle too many feathers.

 

Based on his statements regarding the industry, and his pro-business stance, even if 1052 did pass I think Hogan would veto it. Then it would come down to whether it has enough support to override.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

HB512 goes down handily in committee. Only consolation is1052 was withdrawn. Franchot really pissed some people off because there is talk of looking into trying to take away some of his powers related to alcohol. It will be interesting to see if they try again next year.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:52 AM

Scheduled to open on August 3.

 

http://www.baltimore...0627-story.html


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#32 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 10:10 AM

Guinness has started curbside beer pickup.

 

https://www.guinness...ry-beer-pick-up



#33 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 02:18 PM

Guinness will stop brewing beer at its Maryland location - it's probably moving to Chicago - although the restaurant and taproom will stay open.

 

Guinness Open Gate Brewery will end production in Baltimore County – Baltimore Sun



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Posted 03 April 2023 - 07:47 PM

My wife’s company did all the tank and line work at this location. I wonder who will take it over if anyone. It’s too big an operation to just go dormant.
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Posted 03 April 2023 - 07:58 PM

I don’t understand how unemployment is historically low when every day you hear about layoffs.

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 08:11 PM

I don’t understand how unemployment is historically low when every day you hear about layoffs.

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Have at it.

(One reason low is that many have just exited the labor force. Many jobs to be had though. Particularly skilled labor and anything with coding.)

Sean, great question about who replaces... you've got so many brewers local...someone will...if it's too large for them, maybe they will partner or someone else big will move in.
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#37 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 14 June 2023 - 12:48 PM

The brewery closed last week, and Baltimore Blonde's going to be brewed in New York - by the same brewery that just bought Flying Dog.  The taproom's still open, though.

 

Guinness Baltimore Blonde beer, previously brewed in Baltimore County, will be brewed in New York (baltimoresun.com)






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