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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

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

Mad Science Brewing

Mad Science Brewing

MD Brewery Challenge #41

Adamstown, MD

I am enjoying toast with a few homemade poppers (roasted banana peppers stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon).  The toast has no crunch but is silky smooth, almost creamy, with a subtle malty sweetness and a touch of citrusy lemon. This bready treat actually comes from a growler filled at Mad Science Brewing Company from Thanksgiving Farms. It is the award-winning Helles Belles, a Munich lager, and I’m loving it! Continue reading Mad Science Brewing