New program highlights Maryland's craft breweries

Posted at 4:54 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 16:54:11-04

Nothing is better than beer and baseball.  A new statewide promotion wants to get you excited about both.

The Maryland Baseball and Brew Scorecard initiative was launched Tuesday. The goal is to encourage travel across Maryland and get people excited about all our local teams.

Comptroller Franchot, industry partners and officials gathered at Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore to introduce the promotion and begin distribution of the Official Maryland Baseball & Brew Scorecard.

"Maryland has a proud and rich heritage in both baseball and the brewing industries," said Comptroller Peter Franchot. "This new Baseball & Brew Scorecard promotion encourages Marylanders and tourists alike to explore every region of our wonderful state and experience the sights and sounds of baseball and the taste of our award-winning craft beer."

Scorecards may be picked up at participating breweries and at any Maryland Welcome Center. You are encouraged to "hit a home run" on every trip by "running the bases:"

  • 1st base, drink at a craft brewery
  • 2nd base, dine at a local restaurant
  • 3rd base, visit a unique attraction
  • Home plate, stay overnight.

Baseball and Brew is a partnership between the Brewers Association of Maryland, the Comptroller's Officer and the Office of Tourism.

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