Category Archives: Breweries

Running Hare Vineyard, home of Calvert Brewing Farm and Beer Garden

Calvert Brewing Company Farm

December 8th & 9th, 2017, Prince Frederick, MD

Maryland Brewery Challenge #50

Located on the Running Hare Vineyard is the Calvert Brewing Company’s farm brewery. This is the 3rd brewery on the Southern Maryland brewery road trip and the 50th brewery on the Maryland Brewery Challenge. It was an adventure finding the place but the location is breathtaking. Continue reading Calvert Brewing Company Farm

Outside Mully's Brewery

Mully’s Brewery

Prince Frederick, MD (Dec. 8, 2017)

MD Brewery Challenge #49

Mully’s Brewery was our second brewery on our 6 Brewery Southern Maryland tour. It is also number 49 in the Maryland Brewery Challenge. Mully’s is a family-run brewery, where owners Jason and Cindy Mullikin handle the hot and cold sides of the business and Jason’s mom helps out behind the bar.  Continue reading Mully’s Brewery

Raven Beer Coaster

RavenBeer

Rosedale, MD (November 7, 2017)

MD Brewery Challenge #47

RavenBeer has moved to Rosedale. Starting on November 30th, 2017, RavenBeer is now brewed at the DuClaw Brewery. For the 47th brewery in the Maryland Brewery Challenge, I met with the RavenBeer owner, Stephen Demczuk and head brewer, Ernie Igot at  DuClaw to talk about RavenBeer.  Continue reading RavenBeer

Bull and Goat hams

Bull and Goat Brewery

MD Brewery Challenge #46

Centreville, MD

We walked into the Bull and Goat Brewery and were greeted with open arms. By the end of the evening, people were actually reading aloud from my blog while at the bar. One couple even offered me a place to stay at their house during the next beer festival. Friendly, fun people, plenty of games and tasty beer – I think I’ve found my “Cheers” bar. There is only one problem – it is a 1.5-hour drive from my home in Columbia.  Continue reading Bull and Goat Brewery

Frey's Brewing landscape

Frey’s Brewing

MD Brewery Challenge #45

Mt. Airy, MD

Adam Frey is a frustrated man. He has not brewed a beer for quite a while. Most of his energy has been directed towards running his 126-acre farm and haggling with Frederick County officials. Adam has been trying to convert his barn into a tasting room since January of 2017. Now, in November, Frederick County is still erecting bureaucratic roadblocks to building his tasting room.  Continue reading Frey’s Brewing

Steinhardt Brewery view

Steinhardt Brewing Company

MD Brewery Challenge #43

Frederick, MD

Google Maps says Frederick, but we were actually in Braddock Heights. It’s a small community about 5 miles west of Frederick. We were here to visit Jim Steinhardt, owner, brewer and chief bottle washer of Steinhardt Brewing Company. The brewery is literally in Jim’s garage.  Continue reading Steinhardt Brewing Company

Pig Point

Market Street Pub

MD Brewery Challenge #42

Denton, Maryland

The other day we discovered Denton, a charming little town with an Irish Pub right in the middle of it – Market Street Public House. So, where is Denton? You may have driven by it on your way to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It’s off MD Route 404. BTW, this is Maryland Brewery Challenge number 42.  Continue reading Market Street Pub