Year: 2017

Maryland Beer
Naptown Pintcast

Naptown Pintcast: Julie & Emily, Denizens Brewing Co.

Surprise! I’m dropping two episodes in one day, today, and here’s the second…¬† If you’re into Maryland beer, and you haven’t heard of Julie Verratti and Emily Bruno of Denizens Brewing Co., can you tell me about the rock you’ve been living under? Does it have a walk-in closet? How’s the square footage? Are utilities […]

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Maryland Beer
Naptown Pintcast

Naptown Pintcast: Carly & Brian Ogden of Attaboy Beer

Surprise! After a small hiatus, the Naptown Pintcast is back. And you’d better buckle up; I’ve got a backlog of episodes I will be firing your way, one after the other, as we head into the New Year. Stay tuned! It’s no secret that Frederick has one of the best beer scenes in the state […]

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Maryland Beer

Apparently, House Leaders Are Maryland Beer Champions, While Franchot Is a Danger to Public Health?

I have a specific bone to pick today regarding a recent op-ed published in The Daily Record. But I want to provide a little context first. It’s Gotten a Little Bit Noisy Though I admit I have been living under a self-imposed rock for the past month and a half, that doesn’t mean I’ve been […]

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Behind the Scenes
Not About Beer

Oh, 2017… You Have Left Me Tired

Just to be clear, in case you didn’t see the tag, this is a “Not About Beer” post. Well, for the most part. But if this isn’t your thing, feel free to move along. Regular, beer-related programming will resume this weekend. I started Naptown Pint when I moved to Annapolis, because I was lonely. We […]

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Maryland Beer

The Current State of Money in Maryland Beer Politics (House of Delegates)

There is one question I got asked following last year’s legislative embarrassment around House Bill 1283 more often than anything else — either packaged directly as such, or as an inquisitive or snarky aside: What happens when you “follow the money” in Maryland politics and the brewing industry? It’s a topic I’ve researched periodically, but […]

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Maryland Beer
Naptown Pintcast

Naptown Pintcast: Al and Roy of Waverly Brewing Company

Last week, the team at Waverly Brewing Company¬†celebrated their second anniversary. Though they consider themselves “petite but mighty-ish,” they have made a lasting impression on fellow brewers and the consumers that make up the tight-knit Maryland beer community. They’ve done so with their unabashed personalities, inventive collaborations and a steadfast commitment to have a positive […]

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