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December: Out and About for the Holidays

November, 2018

12.02 Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival Tap into your inner Augustus Gloop as West Street in Annapolis flows with chocolate, just in time for the holidays. More than 35 vendors will proffer everything from chocolate martinis to chocolate gingerbread houses. Roast s’mores, sip hot chocolate and shop for holiday gifts from the many vendors.  Santa will […]

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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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Checkerspot Brewing raises a glass to Sweat

November, 2018

The South Baltimore brewery hosts a discussion about the city’s blue-collar history    By Martha Thomas To some, the Lynn Nottage play Sweat at Everyman (through November 25) could just as easily be set in Baltimore as Reading, Pennsylvania. The 1980s-era characters struggle as jobs at the local steel company slowly drift away to points […]

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Celebrating the Dark Side

November, 2018

Stouts-A-Go-Go at the Shiny, New Guinness Outpost in Halethorpe By Brennen Jensen Did you know that Thursday, November 1 was International Stout Day? What? No one sent you a card? It’s not too late to celebrate the dark and lovely goodness of stout, and one good place to do so is the Guinness brewery in […]

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Sitting on the Top of the Bay

August, 2018

On the Road: A Cecil County Sojourn Includes Wild Animals and Waterfront Eateries Traveling north on Interstate 95 isn’t anyone’s idea of an idyllic car ride. But take a detour just before the Delaware border to begin a relaxing road trip through Cecil County. The drive will take you through historic small towns, scenic wineries and […]

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Food Wisdom for Kids

August, 2018

Nick Bailey, who owns Grand View Farm in Harford County, loves to show off his operation to school children. But when they visit the farm, he says, “They certainly don’t want to just hear us talk for an hour.” Instead, he engages kids. “They help us collect eggs from the nest boxes out in the […]

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Past Meets Present On The Eastern Shore

August, 2018

On the Road: Rum, Rambles and Rigs Along the Bay The route from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to the Blackwater Reserve is about 37 miles and will take under an hour by car. Unless you stop along the way, which you should. For gourmands, the trip could take days. For time traveling historians, centuries. […]

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Crafting Legislation: News from Annapolis

August, 2018

Competing House bills left taprooms high and dry In the last year, there was a lot of buzz about proposed craft beer legislation in Annapolis. Two competing bills brought about some confusion. To understand the fracas, we need to go back to House Bill 1283, passed in the 2017 legislative session, which quadrupled the barrel […]

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Backwoods Beer

July, 2018

1812 Brewery is way out there. And way worth a visit. By Brennen Jensen                           To reach the 1812 Brewery in the mountainous wilds of Allegany County, slip off I-68 just outside Cumberland and follow serpentine blacktop across a one-lane bridge and past […]

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Checkerspot Brewery Spreads its Wings

July, 2018

What, you didn’t know we have a state butterfly? By Brennen Jensen Checkerspot co-owners Steve Marsh, Rob Neff and Judy Neff (who is also the brewer) at their new South Baltimore brewery, named in honor of Maryland’s state butterfly.    Checkerspot Brewing 1399 S. Sharp Street, Baltimore, MD www.checkerspotbrewing.com The beautiful black and gold butterfly known as […]

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