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Offit Kurman Attorney Bob Kresslein Represents Flying Dog Brewery

Regulation changes could allow brewery taprooms

Three county businesses received conditional approval for licenses from the Frederick County liquor board this week. Approval for a tap room operation at Flying Dog brewery was tied to revisions to regulations to the county’s new DBR license. The license, which is available only to breweries for beer sales on-site, was created last year in response to a state law that took effect July 1, 2013. Previously, the county’s two manufacturing breweries, Flying Dog Brewery and Monocacy Brewing Co., were allowed to sell only samples or beer in containers to be taken off-site. Flying Dog plans to open a taproom to attract fans to its beer-making operation, said Jim Caruso, CEO of the brewery.

However, the brewery needs clarity on how to operate under two different regulatory schemes — the state’s Class 5 manufacturer’s license and the county’s DBR license, said Bob Kresslein, an attorney representing the brewery. Click here to read the full article Robert J. KressleinRobert J. Kresslein focuses his practice on estate and business planning and commercial real estate transactions. He is currently President of the Maryland Bar Foundation, and Trustee of Sheppard & Pratt Health Systems, Inc. Bob also serves as Treasurer of the Maryland Democratic Party and has served on various national, state and local campaign committees   You can also connect with Offit Kurman via FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and LinkedIn