Maryland Beer

Today in 1788, Maryland became the 7th state.


Maryland Breweries

Maryland Brewery Guides

Guild: Brewers Association of Maryland

State Agency: Maryland Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau


  • Capital: Annapolis
  • Largest Cities:Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bowie, Rockville
  • Population: 5,296,486; 19th
  • Area: 12407 sq.mi., 42nd
  • Nickname: Old Line State
  • Statehood: 7th, April 28, 1788


  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 23
  • Rank: 22nd
  • Beer Production: 3,343,296
  • Production Rank: 25th
  • Beer Per Capita: 18.4 Gallons


Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 45.3%
  • Cans: 44.2%
  • Kegs: 4.9%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.09
  • Per Case: $0.20
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $2.79
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $2.79

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $41,776,563
  • Direct Impact: $940,459,495
  • Supplier Impact: $453,776,947
  • Induced Economic Impact: $948,842,606
  • Total Impact: $2,343,079,048

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: Variable by locality
  • Sale Hours: Variable by locality
  • Grocery Store Sales: Variable by locality
  • Notes: Baltimore County prohibits the sale on Sunday in some areas.
    Montgomery County, Somerset County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County are alcoholic beverage control counties.
    Garrett County prohibits the sale on Sunday except in some areas.
    The sale of alcohol at grocery and convenience stores varies by county.
    There are no dry counties, but some individual voting districts within counties restrict or prohibit alcohol on a local-option basis.


Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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