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The 2nd Annual Columbia Pub Crawl

Columbia, MD (November 25, 2017)

About 20 adventurous souls gathered at the Ale House Columbia for the second annual Columbia Pub Crawl . On this beautiful, unseasonably warm Saturday, we would walk 5 miles, wrapping things up at the Second Chance Saloon after 6:00 pm for dinner. Continue reading The 2nd Annual Columbia Pub Crawl

Frisco Taphouse Zombie X-ing

Frisco, Firestone Walker and a new T-shirt

Columbia, MD

It’s Wednesday night, which means Frisco Pint Night. Today features Firestone Walker, the amazing California brewery. I wore my Frisco T-shirt (aka Mr. Scratchy) in anticipation of Mark’s 50th beer. If you drink 50 unique beers at Frisco, you receive one of their T-shirts.  Well, there was a bit of a surprise.  Continue reading Frisco, Firestone Walker and a new T-shirt

Push beers now Reckless

Monument City NOBO and Reckless

Columbia, MD

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

Hysteria owner, Rich Gue, prepares to cut the ribbon.

Hysteria Brewing is Official

Columbia, MD

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

Laura, Mark, Katie, Brooke and Stephen

New Belgium Comes to Frisco

Columbia, MD

The Columbia Pint Night Gang spent the evening at Frisco Tap House which featured one of the craft beer world’s classiest breweries, New Belgium. This employee owned brewery from Fort Collins, Colorado has a great beer culture of sustainability, bicycles and, oh yeah, happens to make great beer.  Continue reading New Belgium Comes to Frisco

Saturday Beer Reads

As summer winds down, the beer world gears up for Labor Day, just a warm up for autumn beers. This Labor Day weekend, Hysteria Brewing is planning their reopening. According to their Facebook page, they will be open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm on Saturday. I see a Trash Panda in my future.

Also, I’ve recently heard from the folks at Crooked Crab Brewing. They hope to open in Anne Arundel County sometime in December.

Once again, I’ve found a few articles that I found interesting. So, take a well-deserved break this weekend and catch up on the beer world.

You know Heineken, the big brewery from Amsterdam purchased Lagunitas. Well, those 2 pot smoking cultures are now putting marijuana in their beer. Read about New Lagunitas Beer is Made with Marijuana – But it Won’t Get You High. 

I just had a wonderful beer pairing at Victoria Gastro Pub,  Manor Hill’s Citra Splendor with their Duck Fat Fries. This Grilled Cheese and Beer Pairing article explains why salt and beer are so scrumptious.

With such a cool August, I’m ready for a good harvest ale, or maybe a pumpkin. Mark Pasquinelli details Brewing the Perfect Pumpkin Ale.

For those masochistic enough to follow this blog, you know I love Maine Beer Company from my trip to Acadia this summer. JR Shirt reviews Maine Beer Co. and MO in Give Me Some MO (everything).