February 4, 2022
Keri Luise & Molly Weeks Crumbly
The world of craft beer has exploded. Never before have we had so many options to slake our thirst. February is the time to explore the growing local market of craft beers.
Dubbed FeBREWary by the Brewers Association of Maryland, this month showcases the Old Line State’s growing brewery industry, home to over 120 breweries supporting 7,100 full-time jobs and $956 million in economic impact. Particularly in the last decade, more and more craft breweries have been established in Chesapeake Bay Country, each with its own unique flavors and styles.
The Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) is a non-profit trade association representing licensed breweries and breweries in planning throughout the state. According to Jim Bauckman, BAM director of communications, “The association’s mission is to protect and promote the brewing industry in Maryland” through legislative advocacy, events, and general promotion of the industry.
And so along comes the month of FeBREWary, also known as Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month, to celebrate the growth of local beer both in popularity and quantity. The beer-imbibing community is invited and encouraged to visit local breweries, participate in beer events, and seek out Maryland beer at local retailers.
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