Beer company based in Annapolis lands big deal with Walmart

An Annapolis-based beer company landed a deal with Walmart and Sam's Club to distribute its brands around the country, making it one of the largest contracts in Maryland's microbrew industry. The thing is, Armed Forces Brewing Co. doesn't actually have a brewery in Maryland. If Marylanders want a beer from Armed Forces Brewing, they can get them either at a liquor store or bar. Soon, the beer will be on shelves in Walmart and Sam's Club where they sell beer. Armed Forces Brewing Co. CEO Alan Beal said what started as a small idea to pay homage to military members and their families has since ballooned into a big company.