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Press Release: Franchot to Serve Up First Comptroller’s Cup at Maryland Brewers’ Harvest Nov. 2

Franchot to Serve Up First Comptroller’s Cup at Maryland


Brewers’ Harvest Nov. 2


25 Maryland Craft Breweries to Showcase 125 Varieties at Meyerhoff


                ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 25, 2013) –  Citing his support of Maryland breweries, the Brewer’s Association of Maryland (BAM) recently announced that Comptroller Peter Franchot will taste, sample and announce the winner of the first-ever Comptroller’s Cup at the Maryland Brewers’ Harvest. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. in the Historic Mount Vernon district in Baltimore. Twenty-fiveMaryland craft brewing companies are taking part in the Brewer’s Association of Maryland’s revived annual competition.

“I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful event which showcases the excellence of Maryland brews and entrepreneurial spirit of local brewers,” said Comptroller Franchot.

Attendees will be able to sample more than 125 unique, fresh and local craft beers, with BAM members showcasing small-batch beers and ones made with locally-sourced ingredients to celebrate the fall harvest season. The event also will feature top local chefs, including: Chad Wells of Alewife, Spke Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen, Bryan Voltaggio of Range, Ray Kumm of Brewer’s Art, Cyrus Keefer of the Fork & Wrench and Choptank Sweet Oyster Bar. Music provided by the audiophiles at Towson’s WTMD.

“Given the Comptroller's common sense approach to regulating alcohol and his efforts to support small business, it only made sense for BAM to name the highest and most-esteemed Maryland Beer award in the Comptroller's honor,” said JT Smith, executive director of BAM   “It is a simple way for us to thank Comptroller Peter Franchot and those who work diligently and effectively in his office, to run a safe and regulated, yet smart and professional State office.” 

            The Maryland Brewers’ Harvest brings together craft beer makers from throughout the state to celebrate the Maryland beer community. With respect for Old World traditions, BAM believed it was time again to celebrateMaryland’s vibrant and healthy beer culture.

            Tickets for the event are available for two sessions: the afternoon session from noon to 4:30 p.m. and the evening session from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Ticket and additional information is available by visiting

The Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) is a non-profit trade association of Maryland brewing companies, founded in 1996.  The mission of BAM is to promote and protect Maryland craft beer.