Feb 3rd, 2018
Today is brew day. On this cold Saturday morning, I’ll be heading to Brewer’s Hill in Baltimore to help my son and friends brew beer. We are making a clone of Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale – yum.
Yesterday, while picking up supplies for our Nut Brown, I learned that Maryland Homebrew (MDHB) has changed hands. On November 1st, 2017, long-time store manager, Chris Anderson purchased MDHB from the owner, Don Breton. The store has been rearranged some, but I’m sure this amazing haven for homebrewers in Columbia, MD will still provide the same great service. Click on Don’s message about the sale for more info. Congratulations, Chris!
2018 promises to be an exciting time for craft beer lovers. Wesley Case of the Baltimore Sun tells us about 9 future Maryland breweries. I’m very excited about Crooked Crab’s February 17th opening – I’ve tasted their excellent beer and look forward to sampling a few more. Also, I can’t possibly tell you how excited I am about my future neighbor, Sapwood Cellars, opening sometime this summer.
For those few loyal followers of this blog, you know I’ve been following the progress of the Reform on Tap Task Force and Act of 2018. Last Thursday, February 1st, mayors from Annapolis, Frederick, Cambridge, Ocean City met in Annapolis to support HB 218 – The Reform on Tap Act of 2018.
The Atlantic put together an interesting piece explaining the economics of the beer industry. I recommend you read this well-written article if you still have questions about what Peter Franchot is doing with Reform on Tap in Maryland.