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Our Tourism picks for ways to experience Maryland’s craft beer, wine and distilling as well as food throughout the Old Line State.

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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BIKES, BITES & BEVERAGES

April, 2019

Over the past few years, bike rides associated with breweries, bake shops and other food and beverage stops have become increasingly ubiquitous. That’s no surprise, event organizers say. Every Baltimore Bike Party concludes with a photo booth session » “Cycling and beer go so well together because they are both very social activities,” says Samuel […]

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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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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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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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Just Enough Food And Beer

March, 2019

Make it a Meal by Martha Thomas Kristina Sciarra Sharp loves cookbooks. She reads them cover-tocover, gleaning techniques and ideas as well as recipes. She likes David Chang’s Momofuko, and Thomas Keller’s Bouchon—which inspired the pas de choux gnocchi on the menu at Lagom in Havre de Grace. The puffy potato flour pasta is an […]

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A Drink in the Den

March, 2019

Make It A Meal Ryan Detter A COZY ANNAPOLIS RESTAURANT IS THE PERFECT SPOT TO SIP THOUGHTFULLY CRAFTED WINE To talk to Polly Pittman and Tom Croghan, the co-owners of The Vineyards at Dodon, about winemaking and the property on which it’s done, is to quickly realize the love and attention to detail the married […]

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Bourbon Comes Home to Southern Maryland

March, 2019

Brennen Jensen Old Grand Dad is an iconic bourbon brand—a venerable bestseller first distilled in 1840. And the icon on this icon is the old man himself, depicted on bottles either as a bust form or a line drawing: the distinguished patriarch of Kentucky Bourbon. But did you know that Grand Dad himself was a […]

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