26 August 2012

Maryland Farmers Turn to Beer Production

I've mentioned before that I have always thought it would be a good idea if breweries decided to be less industrial and more agrarian. Maryland farmers are taking my advice, spurred on by an enlightened legislature. Recent law changes have let farmers start growing and malting their barley and making beer with the hops they grow.

Henry Ruhlman took advantage of the new law that took effect on July 1 to start selling beer if they grow the ingredients. Several other farm breweries are in the planning stages.

We could have something like that here, if only a Belgian company didn't own our legislature.


posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00


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