Our next membership meeting will be Thursday, June 20, 10am-1pm (lunch included) at Lost Ark Distilling in Columbia.
Thanks to our meeting sponsor, American Pest!
TWO quick, but important, updates about Craft Spirits Week (June 16 – 22).
#1: Event Submission Reminder
Registration is open. You can submit your events here:
EVENT SUBMISSION LINK
– Please fill out all fields
– For Event Categories: please type the State
– For Event Tags, no need to go crazy here, 3 or so should be fine (maybe something like city, state, distillery tour/party/happy hour/tastings/class/etc)
(See here for events from 2018 to get an idea of what’s been done: https://bit.ly/2NgmAC4)
#2: Retail Events/Total Wine
If you’d like to participate in tasting events, Total Wine expressed interest in holding in-store demos for brands that are carried in local stores. You can sign up at the below link.
They ask for about 6-8 weeks advance notice so if there’s interest, please sign up sooner rather than later since Craft Spirits Week is a little less than 8 weeks away.
On the Total Wine demo request form, be sure to indicate it’s for Craft Spirits Week and please let me know if you do sign up so that I can follow up with my contact.
All current members received invoices via Quickbooks in December 2018. We appreciate your past support of MDG, and hope that you will renew your membership with the organization for 2019. Payments are now due for continued membership, as well as for participation in upcoming events.
If you plan to participate in the Spirits of Maryland: Southern Maryland event on February 23rd, or if you are a licensed distillery with a tasting room and want to be listed on the 2019 Craft Beverage Map, your membership must be current!
Please let Janna@growandfortify.com know if you did not receive your invoice, or if you need it sent to you again. If you need to make a partial payment, also get in touch. Any questions about membership? Contact Janna also.
This January 30th, 2pm-5pm, workshop will include:
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. After the workshop there will be a convoy of folks heading out for happy hour at a local establishment.
There is paid street parking and the Carroll Creek & Patrick Street Parking Garages are less than two blocks away.
Proceeds from this event go directly to creating additional educational workshops, seminars and learning experiences for craft beverage producers. Hosted by the MDG Education Committee and McClintock Distilling.
Attention MDG members!! The Education Committee is looking for submissions for educational presentations from members of the distilling community. We believe that a focus on education and the sharing of knowledge will continue to make the Maryland distilling scene one of the strongest and most innovative in the country. We are accepting submissions from anyone who thinks they have something to teach other members of the Guild. This is not limited to talks on production! We would love to have classes on bartending, marketing, TTB compliance, etc.
Please FILL OUT THIS FORM to let us know what you would like to share with other members of the Guild!
Our next membership meeting will be at Tenth Ward Distilling in Frederick.
DATE: December 12
TIME: 10am-12pm (meeting); 12pm-1pm (lunch)
WHERE: Tenth Ward Distilling, 55 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD
WHAT: Event recaps and upcoming events, guest speakers, committee reporting, and more
RSVP: RIGHT HERE!
Please RSVP no later than Monday, December 10.
A big THANK YOU to Saverglass, our sponsor for this meeting!
My name is Danelle Hayer and I’m the Business Development Specialist for the City of Hagerstown. I am currently looking to attract a distillery to our Downtown. Our downtown is the most incentivized area within Washington County and I would love to talk with any potential businesses you can send my way!
Our downtown offers a Main Street Program, an Arts and Entertainment District and a unique third category of Education. We are home to the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown, which currently has approximately 500 students enrolled and is forecasted to grow to 750 with expanded programs.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!
Business Development Specialist
City of Hagerstown
Department of Community & Economic Development
14 N. Potomac Street I Suite 200A I Elizabeth Hager Center I Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-8577 x 141
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program is accepting applications for 2019 Farmer Grants. These grants are intended for farm business owners and managers who would like to explore new sustainable-production and marketing practices, often through an experiment, trial, or on-farm demonstration. Awards are capped at $15,000 and projects may address the wide range of issues that affect farming in the Northeast.
Northeast SARE will host a Farmer Grant webinar on Oct. 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Carol Delaney, grant program coordinator, will provide information on program eligibility, how to apply, types of projects SARE funds, allowable expenses and more. The webinar is free. To register, visit http://go.uvm.edu/farmergrant19. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Debra Heleba at (802) 651-8335, ext. 552, by Oct. 3.
Application materials, including detailed instructions and supporting documents, are posted on the Northeast SARE website at www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant. Questions about the grant program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by November 27, 2018.
Our next membership meeting will be Tuesday, September 18, 10am at Bad Alfred’s Distillery in Chestertown, MD.
DATE: September 18
TIME: 10am-12pm (meeting); 12pm-1pm (lunch)
WHERE: Bad Alfred’s Distillery, 323 High Street, Chestertown, MD
WHAT: Upcoming events, guest speakers, committee reporting, and more
>> RSVP HERE.
My name is Staci Bradley, Director of Expo for the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM), and we produce the Mid-Atlantic Expo. Our October 2nd event is a once-a-year opportunity to be face-to-face with owners and decision makers of the foodservice and hospitality industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. We believe this would be a great opportunity for you to engage the hospitality and foodservice market. A special Local Craft Pavilion has been designated at the show and MDG members that sign up would be given the RAM member exhibition rate.
We have created a fairly all-inclusive pricing package with such amenities as:
• Booth space with back and sidewall drape
• Booth identification sign
• (1) 6’ draped table
• (2) chairs
• Exhibitor networking event for distribution opportunities (Oct 1st from 4:00pm -6:00pm)
• Free Wifi
• Hyperlink from the show site to your website
• Complimentary exhibitor badges
• Listing in the Show Guide
• Plus special opportunities to sponsor several of our in-your-face marketing opportunities
• Only foreseeable added expense is an optional $30 electrical outlet
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
Director of Expo
Restaurant Association of Maryland
6301 Hillside Court | Columbia, MD 21046
443-539-2466 | 410-290-6800