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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.

School of Suds

May, 2020

WHERE BREW MEETS U When you pop the top on a can of Flying Dog Brewery’s Field Notes, you’re doing more than opening a good local beer. You’re also supporting research that encourages the expansion of Maryland’s craft beer industry. For the past four years, Frederick-based Flying Dog, the state’s largest independent craft brewer, has […]

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Screen Time

May, 2020

DINNER AND A MOVIE IN FREDERICK JUST GOT EASIER Walking into the lobby of Warehouse Cinema in Frederick will feel more like entering a craft beer pub or farm-to-table restaurant than a typical theater. The kitschy, ’80s-patterned carpets and neon lights we’ve come to expect with moviegoing are conspicuously absent, replaced with corrugated metal, rustic […]

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A Weekend in the Country

May, 2020

By: Julekha Dash Boozy and Bucolic A CRAFTY COMBINATION OF COUNTRY RETREATS AND LOCAL TASTINGS Some of Maryland’s best spots to sip beer, wine, and spirits are tucked away in the hinterlands, where the journey through backroads is part of the adventure. And when drinkers have finished sampling local IPAs, cabernets, and whiskeys, they can […]

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Pack the Paddle

April, 2020

By: Beth Hauptle Water Log A SAMPLING OF PADDLING ADVENTURES IN MARYLAND Nearly half of Maryland’s land is blanketed with forests, but the water wins. Nearly 70 percent of the Old Line State’s counties—as well as the city of Baltimore—border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay, accounting for 4,000 miles of shoreline. Along with […]

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Sibling Restaurants in Howard County Welcome Local Booze

April, 2020

By: Ryan Detter   SIBLING RESTAURANTS IN HOWARD COUNTY WELCOME LOCAL BOOZE I’m sitting in a dark, opulent bar hidden behind a large wooden door and a towering glass wine cellar, sipping on a negroni made with Frederick’s own McClintock Distilling Co. gin, when I realize I’ve completely forgotten where I am. This could easily […]

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Flying Menace

April, 2020

PRETTY BUT DEADLY Running a family-owned vineyard and winery requires plenty of roll-up-the sleeves work, as Tony Fiore knows all too well. He’s a grandson of the founders of Harford County’s Fiore Winery, where they also operate a small distillery. But of late his duties have grown to include a new task: being on bug […]

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Prince George’s Jaunt

March, 2020

By: Beth Hauptle FROM THE GLITZ OF NATIONAL HARBOR TO NEW DEAL-ERA ARCHITECTURE, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY IS A STUDY IN CONTRASTS Over the past 10-15 years, Prince George’s County has seen some remarkable development—from the construction of the National Harbor complex south of Washington, D.C. to the more grassroots Gateway Arts and Entertainment District. From […]

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Climb Every Mountain

December, 2019

By: Beth Hauptle FIND PRISTINE VIEWS, HIKING TRAILS, AND CHARMING DOWNTOWNS ON THIS 193-MILE SCENIC BYWAY Few realize that nearly half of Maryland’s land is blanketed in forest. One could add an entire category to a bucket list, and plan to visit all 47 state parks, 15 state-owned lakes and ponds, and six natural environment […]

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Sipping through Frederick

December, 2019

By: Beth Hauptle THIS SMALL CITY IS DRENCHED IN HISTORY AND CRAFT BOOZE Well known for its civil war history and large historic district, Frederick is also bursting with craft beverage producers including both well-established and up-and-coming wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Couple that with a dynamic restaurant and food scene and you’ve got yourself a […]

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Catoctin Breeze’s Prize-Winning Wines

December, 2019

By: Christine Grillo FROM IRON CURTAIN TO Gold Medal THE FIZYTA FAMILY’S ROUNDABOUT ROUTE TO AWARD-WINNING CATOCTIN BREEZE VINEYARD It’s been said that cabernet sauvignon is the king of all grapes. And there are those who say that if sauvignon is the king, then cabernet franc is the queen. The grape, says Voytek Fizyta, “provides […]

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