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Hands On

August, 2019

by Martha Thomas Silver Branch Brewing came to Tarantino Engineering with a challenge: to install a working brewery in downtown Silver Spring. Some of the steel tanks would weigh upwards of five tons—once they were filled with fermenting wort or finished beer. Not to mention the pallets of cans and kegs stacked in the storage […]

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Cocktail of the Month: August

July, 2019

Go for a Skinny Dipper National Oyster Day is August 5, and to mark this auspicious event, B&O American Brasserie bar lead Jenghis Manning-Pettit has created a local take on the oyster shooter. Featuring a local Skinny Dipper oyster, Baltimore Spirits Co. Shot Tower gin, and the restaurant’s house bloody Mary mix. Choose a single […]

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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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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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A GOOD RUSSIAN GRAFT?

April, 2019

When Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville sent the label for its Russian Kiss wine to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval, the agency initially turned them down. “It wasn’t political,” says Dave Collins, co-owner and winemaker, “The federal government just didn’t want people to think this was a Russian wine.” […]

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