Science of beer gets boost in Hyattsville

John Domen

September 14, 2020, 2:28 PM

A brick industrial building in Hyattsville, Maryland, is not where you’d expect to find a science lab. But this one fits right into the culture it’s working to enhance: brewing.

Laboratories aren’t unique to Matt Humbard, who heads up Hyattsville-based Patent Brewing Company. He’s a trained microbiologist whose full-time job has him working on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more…

Carryout alcohol sales offer Maryland restaurants a lifeline that could become permanent

  • By Madeleine O’Neill USA Today Network
  •  Sep 12, 2020

Somehow, in the middle of a pandemic, sales on Mother’s Day were up this year at Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House in Boonsboro.

Carryout cocktails, served in mason jars, played a big role.

“We could not believe it,” said Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke, the restaurant’s co-owner. “We ran out of mason jars to sell.”

In normal times, Dan’s Tap House wouldn’t be allowed to sell alcoholic drinks to go. But like other struggling eateries and taverns across Maryland, Dan’s benefitted from emergency rules that have allowed carryout and delivery service for beer, wine and cocktails while in-person seating is limited. Read more…

McClintock named Maryland Distillery of the Year by international competition

by: Jasmine Pelaez

Sep 2, 2020

FREDERICK, Md (WDVM) — This year’s Maryland Distillery of the Year hails from Frederick, and the local operation took home several more international awards.

McClintock Distilling was recognized as the state’s top producer by the New York International Spirits Competition. The distillery’s selection of craft whiskey, vodka, and gin also took home a total of 20 awards from the New York competition, the San Francisco Worlds Spirit Competition, and the SIP awards. Read more…

Baltimore Spirits Company To Open Cocktail Bar Next To Distillery In Union Collective

By CBS Baltimore Staff

August 26, 2020 at 11:29 am

Filed Under:Baltimore, Baltimore News, Baltimore Spirit Company, Drink, Local TV, Maryland, Maryland News, Talkers, Union Collective

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Spirits Company has plans to open a new cocktail bar next to their distillery in Medfield’s Union Collective.

The 1,500 square foot bar will be between the Vent Coffee and the Wine Collective storefronts.

Once it is open, the bar will offer signature cocktails and established favorites using their own spirits, such as Shot Tower Gin and their Epoch Straight Rye Whiskey. Read more…

4 Cool Breweries in DC, Maryland, and Virginia that You Can Visit During the Pandemic

Stellar views, trivia nights, and more.

WRITTEN BY ANN LIMPERT    , JESSICA SIDMAN   AND ANNA SPIEGEL    | PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 18, 20201. For a sweeping view: Bear Chase Brewing Company (33665 Bear Chase Ln., Bluemont). Gorgeous Virginia vistas are just part of the draw at this farm/brewery, which grows its own hops and fruits. Lounge in distanced Adirondack chairs with a blond ale and pizza while catching live music on weekends. And for those who don’t want to leave, there’s a six-bedroom house for rent. Read More…