The Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), founded in 1996, is the non-profit trade association of Maryland brewing companies. The mission of BAM is to foster, promote, and protect Maryland craft beer.
BAM currently produces 2 annual large-scale events; in Spring, The Maryland Craft Beer Festival on Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick, and in Autumn, The Harvest Festival at the Timonium State Fairgrounds. Both of these events directly fund the mission of the Brewers Association of Maryland.
The brewing industry in Maryland dates back to the American colonial period, when the first brewing company in the colony opened in Annapolis in 1703. With a rich history of over 300 years, Maryland and BAM are committed to continuing the proud tradition of crafting world class beer in the Old Line State. Maryland craft breweries continue to grow and support local communities, from small business owners to the family farm. Please support Maryland beer. Ask your favorite local pub, restaurant or beer store to carry and serve; fresh, local beer brewed in the great state of Maryland.