Omnibibulous. Brennen Jensen is a longtime beer and spirits writer. Follow him across Maryland as he uncovers details–from the delicious to the arcane–about the state’s craft beverage scene.
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
I am prepared to admit some merit in every alcoholic beverage ever devised by the incomparable brain of man and drink them all when occasions are suitable.” H.L. Mencken By Brennen Jensen Liquid Laws In the age of craft, can post-prohibition laws stick? April is the cruelest month. Well, so said T. S. Eliot. But the Anglo-American […]Read More