The New Year brings us a bomb cyclone. A bomb cyclone is when the atmospheric pressure of a storm dramatically drops within a 24 hour period. In Milton, Delaware, (home of Dogfish Head Brewery) a rare dumping of snow was the result. Now temperatures are at record lows. Continue reading Saturday Beer Reads→
Greenspring Brewing Company, a specialty brewery in Calvert County. (I tried visiting this small brewery while doing a Calvert County road trip. Unfortunately, they do not have a tasting room and only sell growlers of beer. After talking to owner/brewer, Joe Puttlitz, I stopped at Rips Country Inn, one of the few places that offer Joe’s beer. Unfortunately, they had sold out and did not know when more Greenspring beer would be available. I’ll keep you posted.)
Highlights of 2017
I started this blog in November 2016, so 2017 was my first full year of posting. It has been a wonderful ride. I’ve posted over 200 posts this year, with over 3,000 visitors viewing nearly 8,000 pages. Pretty cool. Here are the top 6 postings of last year, in order of views:
Midpoint Brewery (Erik Jensen, owner of Midpoint Brewery brews out of Peabody Heights).
The Maryland Brewery Challenge has been amazing, giving me the excuse to visit 55 Maryland breweries, with 4 more still to go. Check out the interactive map.
I became a Peter Franchot groupie, attending many of the Reform on Tap Task Force events. In response to Maryland House Bill 1283, Maryland Comptroller held 8 public meetings and 2 town hall meeting. As a result, Comptroller Franchot proposes changes to the Maryland beer laws with the Reform on Tap Act of 2018, a world without limits. Click The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 to learn more about the proposal.
For me, the most interesting post(s) were Bond Ride-Along 1 and Bond Ride-Along 2. I spent the day on a ride-along with my friend and craft beer expert, Steven Wilson. He works for Bond Distributing. Learning about the wholesale world was eye opening. Hanging with Steven for the day was an added bonus.
Most Wednesdays, a few of us meet, usually at Frisco Tap House in Columbia. We are the Pint Night Crew. There is a post for most of these adventures. Here is one of these Frisco adventures. Also, the Pint NIght crew headed to Philadelphia for our annual Philly Beer Week excursion – a wild weekend of fun. Check out Philly Day 1, Philly Day 2 and Philly Day 3.
I’m out-of-town on a car tour visiting some Southern Maryland breweries. It’s all part of the MD Brewery Challenge. We’ll be visiting Ruddy Duck, Mully’s, Calvert Farm Brewery, Scorpion, Greenspring (I hope) and Calvert Production. I found a few articles on craft beer that you can read, while I’m away. Continue reading Saturday Beer Reads→
Winter is here! I’ve put my garden to bed and I’m ready for some delicious winter brews. Cuddle up in a warm spot and take a little time to catch up on what’s going on in the craft beer world. Continue reading Beer Musings→