Maryland Beer Alert Pesach 2018/5778

UPDATED: As of May 10, 2018, all beer can be assumed from after Pesach.


It has come to our attention that two large beer distribution companies, who are the exclusive distributors of many brands in Maryland, are Jewish owned. Due to numerous challenges, a proper sale of Chometz is not possible. As a result, many brands of beer sold in our area will be “Chometz She’avar Alav HaPesach”. The problematic beer in stock will not be depleted until sometime in June. Please check our website after June 1st for an update. Until that time, the beers on the list here should not be purchased. We do not have any information about beers sold outside of Maryland.

For a list of stores where brands listed may be purchased in Maryland see here.

Additionally, one may purchase beer at the following stores with the listed conditions:

Dugan’s – Only beer that has an approval sticker bearing the STAR-K symbol and Hebrew signature of Mashgiach.
Kosher Bite – All beer in store.
Quarry – Only beer that has an approval sticker bearing the STAR-K symbol and Hebrew signature of Mashgiach.
Village Wine and Liquors – Only beer that has an approval sticker bearing the STAR-K symbol and Hebrew signature of Mashgiach.
Wine Loft – – Only beer that has an approval sticker bearing the STAR-K symbol and Hebrew signature of Mashgiach.

For a more detailed explanation, click here.