DuClaw Exec Debuts On-line Ordering System for Small to Mid-Size Breweries

An executive at DuClaw Brewing Co. has developed software that streamlines the chaotic ordering process between distributors and suppliers, and is making it available to the craft beer industry.sponsored content

The platform, called BrewOptix, officially launches this month. In addition to ordering, BrewOptix also is an inventory management system, and effortlessly communicates product movement among stakeholders. Read more.

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Montgomery County Cited by County

Lone Oak Farm Brewing at 5000 Olney-Laytonsville Road in Olney was ordered to stop serving food after it was found operating without the proper food service facility license, according to Montgomery County officials. Inspectors also said they reminded the business that live music was prohibited except for live-streaming or broadcasting, in accordance with the order issued by the Maryland Department of Health. Read More.

Flying Dog, Annapolis Native Team Up for Bay Oyster Recovery Efforts

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson recently announced that he will attempt an ambitious 240-mile journey from Havre de Grace, MD to Virginia Beach, VA atop a 14-foot paddleboard over the course of just nine days. The Bay Paddle, presented by Flying Dog Brewery, will take place September 18-26, 2020 to raise awareness and funds for the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) to plant oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Hopkinson has set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for his journey, which will launch from Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace on Sept. 18. From there, Hopkinson will follow a route that mirrors that of Captain John Smith when he set out to explore the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. Read More.

Wine of the Week: Maryland has wines from Albariño to Zweigelt

Scott Greenberg | @thevineguy

July 24, 2020

I must admit — I am a bit embarrassed. I have lived in Maryland for almost 20 years and it never occurred to me to check out the Maryland wine scene. Why? I have no idea. It’s a shame really; Maryland has such a rich history of winemaking in the state and it’s literally in my backyard.

According to the Maryland Wineries Association — whose executive director Dr. Kevin Atticks recently appeared on The Vine Guy podcast — the earliest recorded winemaking event in Maryland dates back to 1648, followed by Governor Charles Calvert, who planted the first European grapes on 200 acres on the east bank of St. Mary’s River in 1662. Read More.

Enjoy Maryland Mead This Saturday

Courtesy the Brewer’s Association of Maryland: Mead is not quite beer, though it is credited as being one of the first drinks resulting from the human pursuit of zymurgy. Historically, mead has been revered and is known colloquially as “the nectar of the Gods.”

Today, there are several members of the Brewers Association of Maryland making exceptional and delicious modern meads. Join the National Mead Day celebration this Saturday with meads from one of our members:

Try some awesome meads from these great, local producers this weekend. Check with them for pickup, delivery, and shipping options!

Share your #NationalMeadDay journey with us and be sure to tag #MDBeer.