March 30, 2017

Why Is Guinness Opening A Brewery In Baltimore County?

By Michael Martinez

On Wednesday’s show, guest host Marc Fisher explored the state of Maryland’s brewing industry – and several developments changing the landscape for brewers across the state.

On one front, legislation is moving through the General Assembly that would affect taproom operations at local breweries.

On another, one of the biggest players in all of beer is moving to open a production brewery soon in Baltimore County: Guinness. It brings up the question – why is Maryland an attractive place for a parent company as large as Diageo to set up operations for one of its best-known brands? Producer Ruth Tam spoke with Diageo’s Dwayne Kratt the company’s plans earlier this week.

Listen to their conversation:


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