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History of Maryland Beers
1703- Benjamin Fordham founds the first brewery in Maryland
1748- John Leonard Barnitz founds the first brewery in Baltimore, MD
1783- Thomas Peters founds the Peters, Johnson and Company Brewery with his father-in-law Dr. Edward Johnson
1812- Jonhson's Brewery burns down and is rebuilt
1813- George I. Brown purchases the Johnson brewery in an auction
August 10, 1813- Mary Pickersgill begins sewing the first American flag; The flag was created and finished in a tavern owned by George Brown, one of Baltimore's own brewers.
1818- Brown sells his brewery to Captain Eli Claggert
1892- William Painter invents the revolutionary Crown Cork - first form of bottle cap
1895- George Bauernschimidt becomes the largest brewer in Baltimore
1918-1933- Prohibition in Maryland
April 7, 1933- Globe Brewery delivered first post-Prohibition beer minutes after Prohibition was repealed
1935- American Can Co. of Baltimore first successfully cans beer
Present- Brewing is a passion alive in Baltimore today; Over 50 breweries have founded in Maryland since Fordham's brewery, over 5 still operate in Baltimore alone.