Industry Commentary

Why Is No One Talking About the Tröegs Name Change?

November 5, 2015

As many of you know, Tröegs unveiled what’s being pitched as something between a “facelift” and a “rebrand” this week, as the articles below show. But after reading through all of the press the past few days, I’m left feeling like a crazy person. “Today Tröegs Independent Brewing revealed the new art for its handcrafted beers.“ “Hershey, Pa.-based […]

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Five With, Maryland Beer

Getting Real with Dave Benfield of DuClaw Brewing

November 4, 2015

You’d think being raised as a Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., driver, I’d be a little more courageous (see: reckless) in my driving prowess. But there is something about the Baltimore Beltway that completely terrifies me. Maybe it’s the Harbor Tunnel that I’m convinced is going to collapse and murder me at any given moment? […]

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Maryland Beer, Personal Notes

Birthday Camping on Assateague

October 21, 2015

Sometimes the best birthdays are the ones where you just get the heck out of town with some of your favorite people – and that’s just what we did for Patrick’s 32nd birthday, when we packed up a couple of cars and headed out to Assateague State Park last weekend. We also may or may […]

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Annapolis Beer Events, Beer Haiku Reviews

DRY 85 Exclusive Release: Angel’s Envy Private Barrel-Aged Dusk ‘Till Dawn by Jailbreak

October 16, 2015

In case you missed it, last week marked the unveiling of DRY 85‘s third installment in their private barrel-aged craft beer series – an Angel’s Envy private barrel-aged version of Jailbreak‘s imperial stout, Dusk ‘Till Dawn. At the request of Brian Bolter, I brought back my impromptu game of politely requesting/totally forcing those around me to review the beer in haiku […]

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Annapolis Beer Events, Maryland Beer

Galway Bay & RAR Brewing’s Naptown Brown, An Exclusive Collaboration for Annapolis

September 9, 2015

As someone who used to live in the more fruitful beer market of Washington, D.C., – home of one of the best beer bars in the country, a number of awesome breweries and more than its fair share of high-profile events, like SAVOR – I find that what makes the Annapolis beer scene so special is […]

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