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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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Moonshine on the Horizon

December, 2019

TROPICAL MOONSHINE Puerto Rico is known for rum. The island is, after all, called “The Rum Capital of the World,” and some 70 percent of the rum consumed in the U.S. comes from our territory in the Caribbean. Much harder to find on the mainland is pitorro, or moonshine rum, a potent, flavor-infused spirit beloved […]

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Bombastic Bites: Brussels Sprout

November, 2019

Redemption for the Misunderstood Brussels Sprout By David Martin   Imagine a world where Brussels sprouts don’t physically revolt you. Where you don’t have nightmares about their bumpy, leafy little soggy bulbs taunting you from your dinner plate. A world where you can actually join the Clean Plate Club whenever Brussels sprouts are on the […]

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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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Brewlyweds

May, 2019

Sweet! Prep Your Tastebuds for Summer with DuClaw Sours By Megan DeMillo Recently my husband and I met up with friends at the DuClaw Brewing Co. Sour Me Festival. We arrived armed with a list of flavors we were dying to try. As a newly minted sour beer fan, I was looking forward to a […]

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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

May, 2019

The brewery RAR makes the signature SOB’s Cream Ale, a perfect pairing with Chesapeake Bay Oysters and homemade hot sauce that comes in a container that looks like an eye dropper container.

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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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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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