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EDC Toasts Largest Microbrewery In United States At Their Upper Marlboro Grand Opening

(1. to r.: Donna Gehart, Calvert Brewing Co.; Delegate Michael Jackson, Dist. 27B; Jim Coleman, President & CEO, PGCEDC; Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Maryland Senate President; Michael Scarborough, Founder & Managing Partner, Calvert Brewing Co.;_ Senator Douglas J.J. Peters, Dist. 23; Pradeep Ganguly, Executive Vice President, PGCEDC; David Lewis, Business Development Director, PGCEDC; Delegate Marvin Holmes, Dist. 23B; Katie Kerwin, Calvert Brewing Co.)Upper Marlboro, MD, February 29, 2016 - On Saturday, EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman and his executive team welcomed Calvert Brewing Company as it opened its first production brewing facility and tap room in Prince George's County, Located in Upper Marlboro, this facility is the largest microbrewery to open in the United States within the last five years. Saturday's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was attended by several County officials including Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (Dist. 27), Senator Douglass J.J. Peters (Dist. 23), Delegate Michael Jackson (Dist. 27B) and Delegate Marvin Holmes (Dist. 23B).

"Prince George's County continues to grow everyday thanks to great new partners like the Calvert Brewing Company," said Mr. Coleman. "We are proud to welcome them to Prince George's County. Here, we 'Activate Prosperity' by helping businesses expand and matchmaking them with other businesses to make all of them successful. We look forward to partnering with Calvert Brewing Company at our June 'Thirsty (for Business) Thursday' networking event."

Calvert Brewing Company founder and managing partner, Michael Scarborough, who grew up in Oxon Hill, Maryland was glad to be back opening his new 28,000 SF facility in Prince George's County.

"The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation have been fantastic in helping us get to our grand opening today," said Mr. Scarborough. "I know that they are going to be a great partner in the future."

The brewing company is currently working with the Economic Development Corporation's Workforce Development team to fill 24 new positions at its Upper Marlboro facility, and is also partnering with Calvert Brewing Company for its June 'Thirsty (for Business) Thursday'.

"This is huge! This brewery is a great investment in Prince George's County," said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. "Prince George's is on the cusp of greatness; it is moving up. Calvert Brewing is strong part of it. This facility means jobs and this means economic development, all to move our County forward."

For information on employment opportunities with Calvert Brewing Company, contact EDC Workforce Development Deputy Director Jeffrey Swilley at 301-618-8400 or jswilley@co.pg.md.us.