CROWLER LICENSE - Non-refillable Container
CROWLER LICENSE / Non-Refillable Container License - The Maryland General Assembly approved a crowler bill for alcohol beverage licensees during the 2016 session. In Washington County this bill applies to all class A, class B and class D licensees who currently have a beer, beer and wine or a beer, wine and liquor license. The Board may issue a Crowler Non-refillable Container Permit – Draft Beer to a licensee that already holds a Growler permit OR completes the application for a Crowler.
Annual license fee of:
$500.00 for an applicant whose alcoholic beverage license does not have an off-sale privilege; and
$50.00 for an applicant whose alcoholic beverage license has an off-sale privilege; and
(1) An applicant that holds a license without an off-sale privilege shall meet the same advertising, posting of notice, and public hearing requirements as those for the license that the applicant holds.
Hours – The hours of sale for a non-refillable container license:
(1) Begin at the same times as those for the license already held by the person to whom the non-refillable container license is issued; and
(2) End at midnight.
The requirements for the crowlers are found in Article 2B, § 4-1106 (Non-refillable container permit – Draft Beer) subject to § 31-1102 of this subtitle 31-1102.1.
To be used as a non-refillable container for draft beer under the authority of a non-refillable container permit issued under this article, a container shall:
Be constructed out of aluminum;
Be branded with an identifying marks of the seller of the container and;
Bear the Federal Health Warning Statement required for containers of alcoholic beverages under 27 C.F.R. §16.21;
27 C.F.R., § 16.21: Mandatory Label Information:
(There shall be stated on the brand label or separate front label or on a back or side label, separate and apart from all other information, the following statement):
GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.
$50.00 for an applicant with off sale privileges
$500.00 for an applicant that does not have an off sale privilege
Effective July 1, 2017