Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Nov. 15

Here’s what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area

By NBC Washington Staff  Published November 15, 2020  Updated on November 15

Tighter coronavirus-related restrictions go into effect Sunday evening in Prince George’s County and early Monday in Virginia as officials try to get ahead of elevated case numbers. Changes previously went into effect in Maryland. 

Starting at 5 p.m. Sunday in Prince George’s County, masks must be worn outdoors and capacity will be restricted at many businesses. Starting after midnight Sunday in Virginia, anyone 5 years old or older must wear a mask in indoor public spaces, and capacity at indoor and outdoor gatherings will be further restricted.

D.C.’s seven-day rolling average of cases as of Sunday was 139 — the highest it’s been since May 24. Maryland’s was 1,705, the highest on record. Virginia’s was down slightly from a rise the previous day. Hospitalizations were about steady in D.C. but elevated in Maryland and Virginia. Read more.

Lone Pine Brewing Company Expands to Maryland and Delaware

PORTLAND & GORHAM, Maine – November 10th, 2020 – Lone Pine Brewing Company is expanding their growing reach with distribution to the states of Delaware and Maryland later this month.

With the addition of Maryland and Delaware, the Portland and Gorham based Maine brewery has increased their growing footprint in 2020 to include seven new states, an accomplishment the team is particularly proud of during a time when stories of growth are comparatively rare. Read more.

Governor Amends Executive Order

11/11/2020 by Jim Bauckman

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Governor Hogan introduced a new Executive Order updating the guidelines for the COVID-19 response. This order reduces restaurant/bar capacity to 50%. Masks are still required indoors and when social distancing is not possible.

Baltimore City and Montgomery County each introduced local orders regarding COVID-19. Each order includes guidelines specific to their jurisdictions.

Baltimore City: Reduces restaurant/bar capacity to 25% and closes all “bars” that do not offer food for indoor service.

Montgomery County: Reduces restaurant/bar capacity to 25% and mandates that service ends at 10:00 pm. Read more.


November 11, 2020

Sean Streicher

WJZ | CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In an effort to raise funds, the USS Constellation has been partnering with a local distillery to produce rum aged in the ship’s hull. On Wednesday, the last four barrels were removed.

After a nearly eight-month delay, the USS Constellation was finally able to unload some precious cargo: four barrels filled with rum that had been aging in the ship’s hull since March 2019. Read more.


November 11, 2020

The News With Shepard Smith | CNBC

A couple of veterans are on a wild mission to create a one-of-a-kind whiskey called “700 MPH Bourbon.” Just as the name suggests, it’s booze that will hit a top speed of 700 miles an hour in a unique aging process that includes jetting across the sky in a Sea Harrier.

“It’s very expensive and, my partners would say, idiotic!” said retired Navy Rear Adm. Scott Sanders, one of the vets behind this unique bourbon mission.

But it’s for a good cause. “What this is about, it’s the charity, it’s what we’re doing it for,” Sanders told CNBC. A portion of the proceeds of the bourbon sales will go to Semper Fi & America’s Fund, a nonprofit that supports combat wounded and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Read more.

Season’s Greetings! Guinness launches two new stouts out of Baltimore

Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout and Guinness Imperial Stout launched in time for the holidays!

IrishCentral Staff@IrishCentralNov 09, 2020

Guinness Open Gate Brewery, in Baltimore, Maryland has released two new limited-edition beers to their barrel-aged series.

‘Tis the season for two new barrel-aged beers from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore: Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout and Guinness Imperial Stout, both Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. These two festive limited-edition stouts are here just in time for the crisp late fall weather and the hopeful spirit of the holidays.

Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout

Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels represents the change of seasons, comforting warmth, and holiday nostalgia. Read more.

Brewery in central Pennsylvania announces closing due to COVID-19

Updated Nov 09, 2020; Posted Nov 09, 2020

By Sue Gleiter |

A Perry County brewery and hop farm has shut down operations.

Owners of the 3-year-old River Bend Hop Farm and Brewery at 1800 Lower Bailey Road in Newport made the announcement Nov. 6 on the brewery’s website and Facebook page.

“As many of you know, in today’s climate with COVID-19, it has become more and more difficult to continue to keep River Bend’s doors open with the regulations we must follow,” they wrote. Read more.

Atlas Brew Works Expands Direct Shipping to Virginia and Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DC-based craft brewery, Atlas Brew Works is excited to announce the expansion of its direct shipping program to two states: Virginia and Pennsylvania. Residents can now have Atlas’ solar-powered craft beers delivered right to their doors.

“We are very excited to launch this program where Virginians and Pennsylvanians can have our fresh solar powered beer delivered right to their doorstep,” says Justin Cox Founder & CEO. “We can now reach a lot of beer fans that can’t necessarily find our beer in their local stores or restaurants. And for everyone, the convenience of having Atlas delivered to your doorstep will be a great amenity.” Read more.

Maryland Wineries Receive National Recognition

11/08/2020 by MWA

Congratulations to the Maryland wineries who took home medals at the recent American Wine Society Competition. The listings below note the winery name, wine, medal and score earned. For the full list.

Snow Goose Winter Ale is Back And Full of Cheer

Easton, MD — Wild Goose Brewery welcomes the holiday season with our original Snow Goose Winter Ale. A hearty seasonal beer, Snow Goose is full-bodied, rich and delicious and is brewed with the holidays in mind, full of caramel malt aroma and cheer.

“We are excited to bring back our winter warmer just in time for the holiday season,” says Tim Miller, owner of National Brewing Company. “The ingredients in our aromatic ale partner well with the smell of bonfire, the sounds of a beloved football game and tastes of hearty stew and glazed ham. It’s a Mid-Atlantic tradition.” Read more.

Heavy Seas Brewery And Patuxent Brewing Announce Bib Collaboration

by Patuxent Brewing Company November 3, 2020

WALDORF, MD–Patuxent Brewing is excited to announce the release of Black is Beautiful (BIB), a collaboration with their friends and mentors at Heavy Seas Brewery. Their Black is Beautiful is a luscious, Vanilla Chai Stout – a roasty, creamy, and spicy take on the BIB base stout.

Heavy Seas will be donating 100% of the profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Education Fund. Patuxent Brewing will be donating 100% of their proceeds to their local NAACP chapter, and a few other charities’ initiatives that fall in line with BIB’s objectives. Read more.