Article - Alcoholic Beverages
(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.