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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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BEER BLASTS FROM THE PAST

April, 2019

Sure, Maureen O’Prey admits, some people pick up her new book “for the juicy scandals, the international incidents, the family squabbles.” But she hopes they learn something: “How important breweries have always been to Maryland.” The idea to chronicle the history of beer-making in the Old Line State came after historian O’Prey returned from a […]

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Back to the Future

April, 2019

On The Road Julekha Dash Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel. » HOWARD COUNTY HAS HISTORY, OUTDOOR FUN AND AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY PLANNING In Howard County, epicureans will find farm-to-table restaurants, fun breweries and distilleries. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike for miles at area parks and take the kids to a nature center. […]

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Captain Jen’s Treasure Hunt

March, 2019

Searching the Susquehanna to find a trove at Slate Every spring, geocachers from all around the state are challenged to find 10 “treasures” throughout Maryland. Cache Across Maryland (CAM) was developed by the Maryland Geocaching Society to show off Maryland’s status as America in Miniature. In mid-March, 10 caches in eight different counties were released. […]

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