A Little More Conversation with Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery

Ben Savage, CMO of Flying Dog Brewery Last week, my column celebrating Flying Dog’s 25th anniversary ran in The Capital, but here’s the funny (see: “awful”) thing about feature writing. As if the writing process wasn’t already enough of an unending hellscape of misery and shame, you spend most of your time weeping over what massive bits of an interview…

I’m a Sponsor of Organarchy’s Beyond Brewing Forum in April, and Here’s Why

My inbox reminds me a lot of a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Occasionally I’ll come across signs of life, in the form of messages from friends I actually want to read, but for the most part, I’m being crushed by the monotonous drone of countless emails telling to “BUY THIS!” and “OMG YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!”…

“Care to Dance, Mrs. Roosevelt?”

This isn’t a post about beer. Recently, I’ve spent a good deal of time going through our apartment like a whirlwind. All in the name of “a fresh start,” no stack of dust-covered paperwork or disorganized box of mementos has been safe from the my iron-fisted regime of organization and army of trash bags. The benefits have been twofold. First,…

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

Hops growing at Manor Hill Brewing in Howard County, Maryland 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…

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

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…