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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§2–130.

    (a)    In this section, “limited permit holder” means a person who holds a brewing company off–site permit and also holds a manufacturer’s license for:

        (1)    a Class 5 brewery that produces less than 3,000 barrels a year;

        (2)    a Class 7 micro–brewery that produces less than 3,000 barrels a year; or

        (3)    a Class 8 farm brewery.

    (b)    There is a brewing company off–site permit.

    (c)    The Comptroller may issue the permit to:

        (1)    a Class 5 brewery;

        (2)    a Class 7 micro–brewery; or

        (3)    a Class 8 farm brewery.

    (d)    During an event listed in subsection (f) of this section, a limited permit holder may:

        (1)    provide to a consumer a sample of beer that has been produced by the limited permit holder and that may not exceed 1 fluid ounce for each offering;

        (2)    sell to a consumer up to 288 ounces of beer that has been produced by the limited permit holder for off–premises consumption; and

        (3)    except for farmers’ markets listed in subsection (f) of this section, sell to a consumer up to 288 ounces of beer that is produced by the limited permit holder for on– and off–premises consumption.

    (e)    While selling beer or providing samples of beer at a farmers’ market as provided in subsection (f) of this section, a limited permit holder shall have an agent present who is certified by an approved alcohol awareness program.

    (f)    Except as otherwise authorized under subsection (g) of this section, a limited permit holder may use the brewing company off–site permit only:

        (1)    at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair;

        (2)    at the Maryland State Agricultural Fair;

        (3)    at the Frederick County Agricultural Fair;

        (4)    at the Harford County Farm Fair;

        (5)    one night each week from June through November at the North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market;

        (6)    for up to seven events, at an event that has as its major purpose an activity:

            (i)    that is other than the sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages; and

            (ii)    for which the participation of a brewing company is a subordinate activity; and

        (7)    at other farmers’ markets that are listed on the Farmers’ Market Directory of the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

    (g)    A person that holds a brewing company off–site permit may use the permit at a nonprofit beer, wine, and liquor festival that:

        (1)    has as its primary purpose the promotion of Maryland beer, wine, and liquor; and

        (2)    is authorized by a local licensing board under § 2–131 of this subtitle.

    (h)    (1)    Within a time period that the Comptroller determines, the permit holder shall notify the Comptroller of the permit holder’s intention to attend an off–site event.

        (2)    The notice shall be on a form that the Comptroller provides.

    (i)    The permit is valid for 1 year.

    (j)    An applicant shall submit an application for the permit to the Comptroller on a form that the Comptroller provides.

    (k)    The permit fee is $100.



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