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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.

Backwoods Beer

July, 2018

1812 Brewery is way out there. And way worth a visit. By Brennen Jensen                           To reach the 1812 Brewery in the mountainous wilds of Allegany County, slip off I-68 just outside Cumberland and follow serpentine blacktop across a one-lane bridge and past […]

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Gertrude’s Spirit

June, 2018

MISCellaneous Distillery launches a rye nod to the family matriarch Dan McNeill, who runs Mount Airy’s MISCellaneous Distillery with partner Meg MacWhirter, says his maternal grandmother was a bit of a pistol. “She was known to drink whiskey and smoke cigars at family functions,” he recalls. “She was dainty and polite, but she also had […]

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Dine Under the Stars

June, 2018

Picture yourself Living in Marthaland If you crave a sunset meal in an idyllic country setting, here are some suggestions. Ah, those photo spreads in Martha Stewart – a rustic wooden table set up under a tree; black-eyed Susans and Queen Anne’s lace in canning jars; an eclectic collection of wood and caned chairs dragged […]

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Driven to Drink

May, 2018

Marylanders are as proud of their beer as they are of their crabs, and the rapid expansion of craft brewing is proof. In 2016, according to the Bureau of Revenue Estimates the state’s craft brewing industry had an overall economic impact of more than $637 million while creating more than 6,500 jobs. So much beer […]

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A Flight Before Flying

May, 2018

Whether they’re coming, going or just passing through, travelers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) can now quaff local Maryland brews from Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and nosh on local beef from Monkton-based Roseda Black Angus Farm. The addition of these two familiar local brands is part of an overall effort on the part […]

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Rockville Revival

May, 2018

Urban sidewalks and small towns in Montgomery County Story by Juleka Dash Rockville hasn’t always been the discerning traveler’s first choice for wining and dining, especially with the nation’s capital just 30 minutes away. But vibrant and walkable outdoor shopping centers along with restaurants helmed by renowned chefs have made the Montgomery County suburb a […]

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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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Unharried in Hagerstown

May, 2018

Mixing history with gallery hopping for a relaxing excursion. Story by Julekha Dash With a walkable downtown filled with parks and cultural attractions Western Maryland’s Hagerstown, about a 90-minute drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., is an ideal day trip. Stay the weekend to explore the historic sites, breweries and wineries that surround the seat […]

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Something to Crow About

May, 2018

In Kent County, a family farm stays solvent by making award-winning wines. Story by Martha Thomas Photography by Mary C. Gardella The first time Roy Crow walked up the lane of his Kennedyville home with the woman he was dating, Judy Haggerty gasped. She saw green meadows dotted with black Angus cattle, a wood framed […]

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Southern Exposure

May, 2018

History lives on in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties Story by Julekha Dash Soak up the water views and step back in time in Southern Maryland. Charles and St. Mary’s counties are replete with historical treasures that offer a glimpse of life during the 17th century, along with parks, restaurants and other sites that hug […]

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