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Fire it Up

August, 2019

by Beth Hauptle Fiore Winery A DAY ON THE GUNPOWDER WINE TRAIL WON’T MISS THE MARK Yearning for a little pastoral serenity coupled with a visit to several distinguished Maryland wineries? Take a day and tour the Gunpowder Wine Trail starting in north Baltimore County, winding southeast through the farmland of Harford County and landing […]

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ON THE ROAD

July, 2019

by Martha Thomas Thanksgiving Farm Winery Changing Tides NATURE AND HISTORY ON THE WESTERN SHORE The 42-mile route hugging Maryland’s western shore, known as the Roots and Tides byway, is a weekend retreat accessible from most anywhere in the state. Paddle, sail and fish. Learn about the state’s colonial past and the history of enslaved […]

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Black Ankle takes a New Step

July, 2019

Black Ankle’s eco-friendly tasting room, inside Black Ankle Vineyards has a problem that many wineries only dream of. The Mt. Airy winery has outgrown its own grape production. Since wife and husband team Sarah O’Herron and Ed Boyce first dug into the dark, shale-layered soil in 2003, they have put vines on every bit of […]

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Omnibibulous

July, 2019

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, […]

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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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