What are we doing?
The Brewers Association of Maryland is committed to the health and safety of each of our members, partners, supporters, and event attendees. All decisions are made with the input and expertise of federal, state, county, and local health professionals and administrations. Any changes to the event schedule will be communicated via our website and social media channels.
Members of the Brewers Association of Maryland have individual response policies in their taprooms and tasting rooms. Check with individual breweries for updates to their daily schedules, event activities, and product availability.
How can you support Maryland breweries?
While tasting rooms at Maryland breweries are closed for on-premise service, breweries are able to sell beer for consumers to take for consumption off-premise. Many breweries are offering “curbside” pickup options, mitigating interactions in closed spaces and several are working with local liquor authorities to develop plans for the delivery of their beer.
Brewery Retail Options
During this time, we ask that you support Maryland breweries and their staff. Check out updated retail information HERE.
By doing the following, you are supporting #MDBeer:
- Check if the hours at your local brewery tasting room have been altered by the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.
- Find out if your local brewery is offering a curbside pickup or delivery option.
- If your local retailer is open for business, ask them to stock your favorite Maryland beer.
What can you do?
Current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are to:
- Remain vigilant with handwashing and to wash hands often:
- Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you’re sick:
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover coughs and sneezes:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Public response to COVID-19 will have a large impact on small, local businesses throughout Maryland. Consider supporting Maryland businesses as you make preparations.
The Brewers Association of Maryland and our members appreciate your ongoing commitment to supporting Maryland beer. Please check with individual breweries to learn about their responses to COVID-19.
The Brewers Association of Maryland