Legislation, Maryland Beer

Anne Arundel County Farm Breweries: What the 25% Ingredient Rule Means

February 5, 2016

If you need an indication of how quickly time flies, chew on this: We’re only a couple of weeks shy of the one year anniversary of the Anne Arundel County Council’s passing of Bill No. 8-15. As a refresher, this spunky piece of legislation paved the way for production-scale breweries in our neck of the […]

Read More ....
Industry Commentary, Maryland Beer

How Can New Breweries Build Something Sustainable and Scalable? Flying Dog Leaders Weigh In…

January 29, 2016

As part of their 25th anniversary celebration, Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) held an interactive Q-and-A session, inviting fans in person and across social media to submit questions for CMO Ben Savage, CEO Jim Caruso, and Brewmaster and COO Matt Brophy to answer. Personally, I would have loved to have been there myself, but alas […]

Read More ....
Industry Commentary

It’s National Can Appreciation Day, A Milestone That Is Very “On-Trend”

January 24, 2016

On January 24, 1935, the first cans of beer were made available for commercial distribution. And 81 years later, in an effort to bring new meaning to the term “fashionably late to the party,” our industry is still tripping over its collective self to declare craft beer canning a “new” trend we should take note […]

Read More ....
Beer At Home, In The Kitchen

Snowzilla-Inspired, Chocolate-Covered Sriracha Chips with Flying Dog Smoked Belgian Stout

January 23, 2016

It’s been over 27 hours since Snowzilla Jonas rolled into town. And right now I’m thanking myself for braving the angry hoards of soccer moms in yoga pants who were raiding Annapolis-area stores on Thursday night. My heroic efforts were rewarded with a generous stockpile of great beer and just about every carb known to man to ride […]

Read More ....
Five With, Maryland Beer

Five With Ben Little of Manor Hill Brewing

December 29, 2015

After weeks of working like crazy to get ahead, I’m on vacation. I can’t remember the last time I took a real vacation, beyond the usual stolen Friday or Monday here and there. I was “fun-employed” two years ago for a couple of months, of course, but that was merely a sad exploration into the […]

Read More ....