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Cocktail of the Month

May, 2019

June Cocktail of the Month Botanic Muse From Bluebird Cocktail Room This effervescent black currant champagne cocktail is a refreshing gateway to summer. It features Bluebird cider from Distillery Lane Cider with a dash of herbal liqueur. From Hampden’s Bluebird Cocktail Room. Recipe: 2 oz DLC Black Currant Cider .75 oz Simple Syrup .50 oz […]

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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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Omnibibulous

May, 2019

…when I heard a new brewery in Middle River had a bacon beer on tap, I leapt at

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Captain Jen’s Treasure Hunt

May, 2019

The brewery RAR makes the signature SOB’s Cream Ale, a perfect pairing with Chesapeake Bay Oysters and homemade hot sauce that comes in a container that looks like an eye dropper container.

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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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HERON’S MEADOW WANTS TO MAKE THE FREE STATE A TEA STATE

April, 2019

Some chamomile with those crab cakes? Maybe not. Yet. But if the folks at Heron’s Meadow Farm in Woodbine have their way, Maryland may soon be as famed for its tea as it is for crustaceans. Since sowing its first 50 plants in 2014, the first-of-its-kind Howard County operation has been working brewing a Free […]

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HOPPED UP ON CANNABIS

April, 2019

Partnering with Flying Dog Brewery to create a cannabis-infused IPA was a “joint idea,” according to Green Leaf CEO Philip Goldberg. The two businesses are within walking distance of one another in Frederick, and while Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso was touring Green Leaf, the idea began to brew. Ralph Steadman, known for illustrating Hunter […]

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Legal Age

April, 2019

Michael Cullison A Giant Leap for Alcohol Sales Long banned in Maryland, beer and wine in grocery stores may be on the horizon News from Annapolis While vacationing in Florida this past year, it felt odd to turn down an aisle of the Winn Dixie grocery store and find displays of beer and wine for […]

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County Roads

April, 2019

Beth Hauptle YOU’LL FEEL AT HOME EXPLORING BALTIMORE COUNTY’S MUSIC STORES, BOAT-TO-TABLE RESTAURANTS AND BREWERIES AND WINERIES The Island View Waterfront Cafe in Essex. » Baltimore City may be known as Charm City, but the county that shares its name has charm of its own. Spend some time in Catonsville and Dundalk, then head north […]

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