In celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month in February, Governor Larry Hogan will once again issue a proclamation and offer an official toast on February 3 to kick off FeBREWary. Breweries across Maryland are joining together to host special love-themed events, launch new beers, and offer unique culinary pairings. FeBREWary is held annually as a partnership between the Brewers Association of Maryland and the Maryland Office of Tourism, a division of the Maryland Department of Commerce.
“FeBREWary is the perfect time to plan a getaway in Maryland and sample the best of our state’s craft beers,” said Governor Hogan. “All month long, breweries from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore will be open for business so that residents and visitors alike can fall in love with a new brewery or style of beer, or enjoy an old local favorite.”
A new addition this year will include several Maryland breweries participating in the Cupid’s Curse Challenge – a unique secret beer release. In addition to events, beer launches and food pairings, several hotel packages are being offered with amenities including transportation to and from breweries, pint glasses, and six-packs of local craft beer. The month-long celebration will help fuel Maryland’s economy by attracting visitors, which leads to increased hotel bookings and spending at restaurants and breweries throughout the state.
“With the celebration of FeBREWary, Maryland craft beer lovers have an even greater occasion to try new specialty brews from our 50-plus craft producers,” said Kevin Atticks, executive director, Brewers Association of Maryland.
Visitors are encouraged to share their FeBREWary and Cupid’s Curse Challenge experiences on social media using the hashtags #MDfeBREWary, #MDBeerLovers and #CupidsCurseMD.
For more information on FeBREWary, visit http://visitmaryland.org or call 1-800-719-5900.