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Governor Hogan declares month as FeBREWary
By Liz Fitzsimmons /
February 01, 2016

Febrewary logoGovernor Larry Hogan has signeda proclamation declaring the month of February as FeBREWary in celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. Breweries across Maryland have joined together to host special love-themed events, launch new beers and offer unique culinary pairings.The month-long celebration is a partnership between the Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Office of Tourism and Shore Craft Beer.

FeBREWary runs from February 1-29. 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, 6-packs of local craft beer and much more. The month-long celebration is expected to bring visitors to the region and contribute to the economy through increased hotel bookings and spending at restaurants and breweries.

"With craft brew events on tap across the state, and world-class Maryland breweries open for business and visitors, FeBREWary is the best time for a beer lover's getaway," said Liz Fitzsimmons, executive director, Maryland Office of Tourism. "Head to a local craft brewery to try a new style of beer or cozy up with a tall mug of an old favorite. From the mountains to the beach, FeBREWary is the perfect opportunity to hoist a pint with good friends in a Maryland destination you've yet to explore."

"FeBREWary promotes Marylanders' love for their home-grown craft beer," said Kevin Atticks, executive director, Brewers Association of Maryland. "This partnership with the Office of Tourism Development brings a focus on the state's more than 50 craft breweries and the incredible fans who support them."

Ben Savage, chief marketing officer, Flying Dog Brewery shares the excitement in kicking off Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month. "Maryland is full of great breweries, great beer and great peopleand that certainly is a reason to celebrate," said Savage. "We plan to launch a very special beer that celebrates our 25th year as an independent craft brewery, and after two and a half decades we couldn't be more excited about our future."

Visitors are encouraged to share their FeBREWary experiences on social media using the hashtags #MDfeBREWary and #MDBeerLovers.

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