Loosening restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Breweries can now to serve up to 5,000 barrels a year in taprooms. Other laws allow some types of liquor license holders in St. Mary’s County to sell drinks Sunday at bars, and let Montgomery County liquor stores to sell beer chilled, so long as it’s in kegs or growlers.
In photo: Henri Harps, top left, of Chicago, IL, his wife Erin Harps and friend Rebecca Hickman, bottom, of Denver, CO cheers while they try beers at the Heavy Seas Tap Room in Halethorpe on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. They were in town for the holiday.