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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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News from Grow & Fortify

July, 2019

Celebrate Bastille Day! Bastille Day, Help us clebrate French  Independence day with food, wine and music, known in France as locally as La Fête Nationale, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14. On July 14, 1789, when a group of enraged Parisians stormed and took the Bastille in order to secure the arms and […]

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Omnibibulous

July, 2019

Meandering Among the Hampden Brews by Brennen Jensen photography by Christian Lynch There’s a well-worn path connecting Omnibibulous HQ with Waverly Brewing and Union Craft Brewing. One of the best benefits of life in Woodberry is the eazy-peazy access to these two fine breweries. Still, when I was approached by Mixolo, a solo-friendly social network, […]

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News from Grow & Fortify

May, 2019

Comptroller’s Cup Results Catoctin Cabernet Franc Takes Best in Show By Grow & Fortify Following the success of its 2016 Cabernet Franc, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont has won the 2019 Comptroller’s Cup with its 2017 Estate Cabernet Franc. Standing out from 165 competing wines from 31 wineries, this Cabernet Franc took top honors in […]

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Omnibibulous

May, 2019

Meet the Brewer In another life Patrick Jones might have been a winemaker By Brennen Jensen   A Q&A with Patrick Jones, Head Brewer, Pooles Island Brewing Co. How long have you been a professional brewer? Since 1998, so 20-plus years. Describe your brewing philosophy in three words. Beers With Balance First beer you ever […]

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Brewlyweds

May, 2019

Sweet! Prep Your Tastebuds for Summer with DuClaw Sours By Megan DeMillo Recently my husband and I met up with friends at the DuClaw Brewing Co. Sour Me Festival. We arrived armed with a list of flavors we were dying to try. As a newly minted sour beer fan, I was looking forward to a […]

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