If you love craft beer, FeBREWary is the month for you! Join your favorite Maryland breweries for this month-long celebration.
What is FeBREWary?
FeBREWary is the official month-long celebration of Maryland craft beer. Maryland is a bubbling craft beer destination in the Mid-Atlantic. The state is home to farm breweries, brewpubs, and manufacturing breweries. Whether you are a Maryland resident or a tourist planning a craft beer getaway, FeBREWary is the perfect time to visit and explore Maryland’s breweries.
We also use FeBREWary to bring our legislative agenda into focus for Maryland craft beer consumers. This year’s legislative slate for the state’s alcoholic beverage manufacturing industry intends to codify the allowances provided to the industry by Governor Larry Hogan’s COVID-19 executive orders. Our goals include:
- Direct-to-consumer shipping of beer, shipped to Maryland residents via a third-party carrier.
- Door-to-door delivery of beer, straight from the brewery to your door.
- Lift caps on carry-out sales from breweries – if you’d like to buy more than 288 fl oz. of beer, you should be able to!
- Introduce flexible licensing fees that the state regulator can apply to alcohol manufacturing licenses; this would apply to new licensing and renewal. View our legislative infographic HERE.
What’s On Tap For FeBREWary 2021?
Our 2021 FeBREWary celebrations have taken on a slightly different form, due to COVID-19.
In years past, FeBREWary’s consumer engagement has been the Love Thy Beer Winter Warmer Showcase, hosted at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Due to COVID-19, we have opted to skip this year’s in-person event and are asking breweries throughout the state to showcase their winter styles for visitors. Look for the “Love Thy Beer” logo on draft lists throughout Maryland to easily spot the styles that pair best with the season – these beers will be the perfect addition to your beer month experience.
Share your favorite Maryland-brewed winter styles with us by using the hashtags #MDBeer and #LoveThyBeer.
Plan Your FeBREWary Getaway
Maryland’s breweries are fantastic tourist destinations. Blending education and fun, a brewery visit is a great way to learn about the beer industry. Whether you’re near the mountains in the west or the beaches in the east, there is a brewery for you to visit.
Use the Brewers Association of Maryland member map to plan your trip. For information about hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other lodging options for your Maryland beer adventure, use the tools at the Visit Maryland website.
Promote FeBREWary & Love Thy Beer
Are you looking for a way to promote FeBREWary and Love Thy Beer? Here are some resources you can use to help Maryland’s breweries celebrate and promote Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month.
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