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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December: Spirits of the Holidays

November, 2018

Post-snowball fight: Waverly Local Oyster Stout and Union Snowpants Oatmeal Stout Hampden’s Waverly Brewing Company teamed up with The Local Oyster for this year-round stout made with oyster shells, meat and liquor.  Calcium from the shells contribute to its velvety, smooth mouthfeel, and at just 5.2 percent ABV, a pint of it won’t knock off […]

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Carroll County’s Main Streets

August, 2018

Country Rambles in Carroll County Four towns in Carroll County belong to Maryland’s Main Street initiative. That means Mount Airy, Sykesville, Taneytown and Westminster all meet the program’s goals of a lively downtown with locally owned shops and restaurants, as well as cultural attractions worth exploring. Carroll County was carved out of neighboring Baltimore and […]

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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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