Food & Pairings

Learn how to make the most of your Maryland experience–from small and comfortable Hampden bars to funky farm-to-table restaurants, to elegant award-winning establishments run by some of Maryland’s most established chefs.  We will help you plan your craft beer, wine and spirits experience.

Flavors of the Free State

May, 2018

The Old Maryland Grill is all about local taste and tradition Story by Ryan Detter              Photography by Mary C. Gardella There’s a moment early on in my conversation with Old Maryland Grill owner Mike Franklin when he tells me, matter-of-factly, “Oh, we took three separate trips to St. Mary’s county […]

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Bacon Porter Brownies

March, 2018

As the warm weather of summer slowly sunsets into the chilly reezes of fall, we like to transition from cool, sunny popsicles, to rich, decadent brownies that warm the soul. Which is why in this issue we’re featuring a recipe that is an unbeatable sweet and salty triple threat of beer, bacon and brownies. Depending on […]

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The “In” Cider

March, 2018

Distillery Lane in Jefferson, Maryland, produces several popular alternatives to sparkling wine. Rob Miller and his wife, Patricia Power, were both working outside of the house that sits on their Frederick County farm in the early 2000s when the farmer who leased their land at the time decided it was time to retire. Miller,who was […]

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How Sweet It Is

March, 2018

In Spain, it might be called Cava; in Italy, perhaps Prosecco or Asti; in Portugal, Espumante; in France, well, Champagne anyone? But no matterwhere a sparkling wine calls home, there are certain characteristics that hold true regardless of borders, languages, or price points. So, here’s a basic beginner’s guide—something to help with your choosing the next […]

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