BAM Startup Assistance
Part of the Brewers Association of Marylandís mission is to help new breweries through the licensing and startup process. We encourage startups to join BAM and begin networking with the industry, benefit from the legal and regulatory advice and BAMís marketing programs.

Federal & State License Info

Before any commercial production begins, a startup brewery must either obtain federal and state licensing (if they wish to brew the beer themselves), or contract with an existing brewery to produce beer. Beer brewed prior to the issuance of a state license cannot be sold (i.e., everything prior to licensure is non-commercial). All breweries must have the following before producing their first beer:

Approval from local zoning/planning office to brew at the location;
Federal Brewery Permit. Details can be found on the TTBís website;
State of Maryland manufacturing license.

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