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Omnibibulous

November, 2019

The Stemware Runneth Over From all reports there’s nothing to whine about By Brennen Jensen Lately there’s been some vinous news worth clinking glasses over. Remember how it largely stopped raining at the end of the summer? It was the second-driest September in the state since record-keeping began; clear skies prevailed for a good six […]

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News from Grow & Fortify: Big Cork takes the Cup

October, 2019

Big Cork takes the Cup Meritage 2017 is Best in Show The Maryland Governor’s Cup will take up a year-long residency at Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville. The 2019 Maryland Governor’s Cup, an annual competition featuring wines produced with grapes and fruits grown in the state, featured 140 entries from nearly 30 Maryland wineries. Vineyards–which […]

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Cans in Canton: Maryland Craft Beer Festival

October, 2019

Returning to the Canton Waterfront Park on Saturday, November 2, 2019, the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival is the city’s largest beer celebration exclusively featuring Maryland breweries and beer. The festival features more than 50 Maryland breweries, live music, games, and regional food. Plans for the 2019 festival include additional access and amenities meant to make […]

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Bombastic Bites

October, 2019

Snot-Slaughtering Stew Eviscerate early autumn allergies with this pot of gold By David Martin Dear readers: Apparently some of us are still suffering from summer flu. Or it could be that dead leaves and 90-degree humidity are a killer combination for the allergy-prone.   Your beloved guide through this culinary conquest is beleaguered with a […]

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Omnibibulous

October, 2019

Barreling Along At the ripe old age of 4, Baltimore Spirits is the oldest rye distillery in Maryland By Brennen Jensen The Baltimore Spirits Company has taken to billing itself as “the oldest rye distillery in Baltimore,” which makes me chuckle a bit. Not because this isn’t a true statement, it’s just that I’ve visited […]

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News from Grow & Fortify

September, 2019

HEAVY SEAS BEER EARNS TOP HONORS AT MARYLAND CRAFT BEER COMPETITION Pounder Pils named “Best in Show” in Brewers Association of Maryland 2019 compeittion Pounder Pils from Halethorpe’s Heavy Seas Beer was announced as the best beer of the 2019 Maryland Craft Beer Competition. In front of a crowd of more than 300 craft beer […]

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Bombastic Bites

September, 2019

Make Marinade as the Sun Fades By David Martin It’s a quintessential Fall day. The sky is clear, the sun shining through the stratos at that candid Fall angle that makes Golden Hour last for three, and the refreshing breeze is revitalizing to your dormant senses. It’s euphoric. But this idyllic weather and paradisiacal picture […]

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Omnibibulous

September, 2019

Ginned Up Drink martinis where Eleanor Roosevelt dined Let the adventure be-Gin! That’s the playful way veteran bartender Brendan Dorr likes to describe his new venture: the gin-focused cocktail bar Dutch Courage debuting soon in Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood. He and his partner Eric Fooy have been shaking and stirring behind bars together for some […]

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News from Grow and Fortify: Beer and Food. Repeat.

July, 2019

By Grow & Fortify What goes with craft beer? The sky’s the limit. What foods come to mind when you think about beer? If peanuts, pretzels, and crabs immediately jump to mind, you’re not alone. For years, many of Maryland’s small, independent craft breweries have partnered with restaurants to present their beer, paired with specific […]

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Omnibibulous: Craft Beer Troll- A local brewer goes for the un-crazy

July, 2019

By Brennen Jensen I don’t know which caught my eye first: The basic black-and-white can or the words Regular Beer. But during a round of time-killing web surfing I discovered that the latest local brew seems to be giving a one-finger salute to the craft scene. Yep, there is a craft beer called Regular Beer. […]

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