Makers & Growers

Here you will find information about the creative and hardworking owners of wineries, breweries and distilleries across Maryland. You’ll also find farmers and makers who offer value-added dairy and milk products, honey, CBD infusions, and so much more.

Captain Jen’s Treasure Hunt

March, 2019

In February, a treasure popped up on my Facebook feed. It was notification of a five-course beer dinner at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick.

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March: Spring has Sprung

February, 2019

Now we’re talking: the sap’s running, dogs are scratching at the door and we get an extra hour of daylight to play at the end of the day. (spring ahead on the 10th). March means thinking about your garden, tuning up your road bike or booking your August beach rental.  PLANT A GARDEN Let go […]

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March: Celebrate the Saint

February, 2019

Celebrate the Apostle of Ireland by wearing green and swigging a stout– Maryland breweries have plenty on offer. March is also wine month in the Free State. You may as well start plotting your summer winery visits as the sun begins to warm the vines. CELEBRATE THE SAINT. ESCHEW GREEN BEER Green beer on March […]

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February: Celebrate FeBREWary

February, 2019

CELEBRATE FEBREWARY Join beer lovers across the state in celebrating the fourth annual FeBREWary, a month-long commemoration of Maryland craft beer. SHOW SOME CHOCOLATE LOVE Try these three local beers instead of dessert this Valentine’s Day. RAR 10 LAYERS STYLE: American Stout ABV: 7.2% AVAILABILITY: occasional Inspired by the famous Smith Island cake, this luxurious […]

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February: Celebrating Love and Hygge

February, 2019

2.03 CRUNCH ON SUPERBOWL SUNDAY While not an established national holiday, Super Bowl Sunday might as well be added to the official calendar. And what’s game day without kick-butt, spicy finger foods like wings, nachos and nachos. And wings. Oh, there’s also Ocean City’s Fisher’s Popcorn. Fisher’s has been popping the stuff since 1937, and […]

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January: Savor the Sweetness

January, 2019

SAVOR THE SWEETNESS Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum is the Maryland Wineries Association’s opportunity to showcase the best of Maryland’s award-winning wines. The 2019 event is set for January 25. Attendees can meet and chat with winemakers and owners, munch on hors-d’oeuvres and enjoy live music. While you are tasting Maryland’s finest wines, […]

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December: Spirits of the Holidays

November, 2018

Post-snowball fight: Waverly Local Oyster Stout and Union Snowpants Oatmeal Stout Hampden’s Waverly Brewing Company teamed up with The Local Oyster for this year-round stout made with oyster shells, meat and liquor.  Calcium from the shells contribute to its velvety, smooth mouthfeel, and at just 5.2 percent ABV, a pint of it won’t knock off […]

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December: One Sweet at a Time

November, 2018

The winter holidays—regardless of how, or even if, you celebrate—share themes inherited from solstice rites, when folks would see the sun getting small and do whatever they could to summon it back.  Song, dance, fire—even boughs of evergreen—predate today’s Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa conventions. These days, holidays also mean chocolate, eggnog laced with whiskey or […]

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November: Your Thanksgiving Table

November, 2018

In November, the celebration season begins to move quickly.  If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll want to order your turkey, plan the wine and think about table settings.  If you’re considering a farm-raised heritage turkey, check out recommendations from Lucie Snodgrass in her 2010 book, Dishing Up Maryland (which remains a favorite and is […]

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Introducing Sip and Savor’s Celebration Series

November, 2018

You know how parties work. You schedule a gathering for, say 7. Things get rolling at 9. By 11, you’re exhausted and you can’t wait to get everyone out the door. That’s about the time the last trickle of guests shows up. They bring friends you’ve never met and maybe a bottle of something strong. […]

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