As the argument for fewer limits on Maryland’s craft brewers remains a hot topic, I decided to sit down with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to discuss his strong support of these local distilleries. During our discussion, Comptroller Franchot stresses the importance of craft breweries to the state’s economy and the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot
What better place to meet at other than Chesapeake Brewing Company on West Street in Annapolis, MD. This family run business has been around since 2008 boasting local beers that pair brilliantly with their surrounding nautical culture. Chesapeake Brewing Co. even created a beer in honor of Comptroller Franchot – called The Watchdog.


Photos and video courtesy of Patrick McNamara of Drawn to the Image

Jeremy Olsen

Jeremy Olsen is the executive director, and co-founder of The Commons, where he works to support a creative co-working community and host community events promoting the good, true, and beautiful in his hometown of Annapolis. In addition, Jeremy brings healthcare capacity-building experience into his role as the Director of Development for the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana. Jeremy holds a Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University, and is an alumnus of The College of Charleston and St. John’s College in Annapolis.