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Editors' Pick

Best Move by the State Legislature (for MoCo)

If there is one thing most on either side of the business-labor divide can agree on, it’s a good beer—and 2014 saw the legislature pass a measure intended to boost the availability of craft beers in local bars and restaurants. A law allowing a brewery to self-distribute up to 3,000 barrels annually was extended to include Montgomery County. A similar bill that applied to other Maryland jurisdictions had been approved a year earlier but it was stymied locally due to Montgomery’s unusual liquor control regimen, and a special legislative fix was needed.