Shelf Talkers & Shopping

Learn about what’s up with beer, wine and distilling in Annapolis Maryland  in our Legal Age column, plus find tasting notes on what to try and buy.

MARYLAND’S GOT IT!

December, 2019

By: Kit Waskom Pollard A Very Merry-land Holiday 2019 Gift Guide This year, stuff your stockings and surprise party hosts with gifts from the Old Line State. From gorgeous glassware to homegrown honeys, there’s a Maryland-made present for every food and drink aficionado on your list. These are just a few of our favorites this […]

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News from Grow & Fortify

September, 2019

HEAVY SEAS BEER EARNS TOP HONORS AT MARYLAND CRAFT BEER COMPETITION Pounder Pils named “Best in Show” in Brewers Association of Maryland 2019 compeittion Pounder Pils from Halethorpe’s Heavy Seas Beer was announced as the best beer of the 2019 Maryland Craft Beer Competition. In front of a crowd of more than 300 craft beer […]

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A Hangover-Free Spirit

August, 2019

American Shochu Company owners, from left, Takatsugu (Taka) and Lynn Amano with their children, Taylor Skye Kiyomi and Gray Takayuki. Shochu is the most popular spirit in Japan, but when Taka Amano explains the drink to curious folks here, his first step is to say what it isn’t. First off, it’s not sake, Japan’s more-famous […]

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Cocktail of the Month: July

July, 2019

Ginning up for Summer at the Lord Baltimore This refreshing summer drink from the Lord Baltimore Hotel is made with Baltimore Spirits Company’s Shot Tower Gin. Perfect for sipping outdoors as the sun recedes–perhaps at the hotel’s rooftop Sky Bar following an afternoon at Artscape.The Lord Baltimore Skybar grows an array of herbs for use […]

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News from Grow & Fortify

May, 2019

Comptroller’s Cup Results Catoctin Cabernet Franc Takes Best in Show By Grow & Fortify Following the success of its 2016 Cabernet Franc, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont has won the 2019 Comptroller’s Cup with its 2017 Estate Cabernet Franc. Standing out from 165 competing wines from 31 wineries, this Cabernet Franc took top honors in […]

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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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May Cocktail of the Month

May, 2019

Foraged G&G combines fresh flavors of Spring 2 oz. McClintock Forager Gin 1 oz. Araza Guava Purée large basil leaf. 2 slices cucumber Combine gin, basil and cucumber in shaker and muddle. Add guava purée and ice, shake and strain into coupe or martini glass. Use basil leaf and cucumber slice to garnish. By Paul Stumpf […]

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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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Brewlyweds

March, 2019

Donuts and sour beer (with edible glitter)? YES. By Megan DeMillo It seemed like a typical Saturday in Rosedale, MD except for the line of patrons down the block waiting to get into DuClaw Brewing before noon. Oh, and did I mention that they were decked out in their finest unicorn gear? When DuClaw Brewing Co & Diablo […]

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