It is beautiful weather for all of today’s beer festivals, like Hops and Harvest (Columbia, MD), Denizen (Silver Spring), and the Maryland Microbrewery Festival (Westminster, MD). Sometime this weekend, when you need a little downtime, I’ve found a few articles and podcasts for you. Continue reading Saturday Beer Reads
Mark your calendars! The second annual Columbia Pub Crawl has been scheduled for November 25th, 2017. Last year was a great time, so we’ll try it again this year. Continue reading The 2nd Annual Columbia Pub Crawl
A few of us are back to Frisco Tap House this Wednesday for the Monument City Brewing Pint NIght. There’s big news at Frisco – their new production brewery will start brewing next week. In celebration, they have changed their name from Push American Brewing Company to Reckless. I’m sure brewer Ryan Yerdon is celebrating. Continue reading Monument City NOBO and Reckless
Howard County’s newest brewery, Hysteria Brewing Co., made it official, holding their ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. Co-owner Rich Gue held the big scissors, while his partners Geoff Lopes and Jordan Banes cheered him on. Also in attendance were County Executive Allan Kittleman, MD State Senator Guy Guzzone, MD Delegate Shane Pendergrass, Howard County Chamber of Commerce President Leonardo McClarty and Columbia Association President/CEO Milton Matthews. Continue reading Hysteria Brewing is Official
Fall officially began this week. Happy autumn! I’m trying to embrace the fall season after the memorable and fun summer. I’m mourning the end of fresh tomatoes and peaches, but now we can look forward to apples, pumpkins and of course, seasonal beers like pumpkin, Oktoberfest, and Marzens. Below are a few gems I found to read on this first weekend of fall.
One of my favorite breweries is back in the news. Read about Wesley Case’s visit to Manor Hill Brewing’s farm brewery.
In celebration of fall, read about The Best German Lagers to Drink for This Year;s Oktoberfest.
I try to drink a glass of water for every beer I drink. Well, try 3 glasses for each beer. Business Insider says “We tried the alcohol diet Tom Brady put Rob Gronkowski on, and it was a lot harder than we imagined”.
Liz Murphy of Naptown Pint has started a new podcast and introduced a new brewery, Goonda. Tap into the beer world with this great new pintcast.
MD Brewery Challenge #29
Four of us gathered at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in the Town Square in Rockville for a few beers and a light dinner. I knew Gordon Biersch was an American chain, so I imagined safe, run of the mill food with average beer. Boy was I wrong. Continue reading Gordon Biersch Surprises
MD Brewery Challenge #27
In the gentrifying neighborhood of Locust Point, the tiny brewery, Diamondback Brewing Company, has found a home. Yesterday, I visited Diamondback for 2 reasons. First, the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood (SPBW) was holding their monthly meeting there. Second, it is #27 of 57 breweries in my self-imposed Maryland Brewery Challenge. Continue reading Diamondback Brewing, Home of Inky the Cat