Blogs

Enjoying an endless summer at Crooked Hammock

By | 2017-07-19T11:03:35+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Blogs, Crooked Hammock|

Crooked Hammock Brewery is set just off the highway, steps from where most of the Cape May Lewes Ferry travelers set off for their Delmarva excursions, but it feels as if it is a world away. Built with the summer in mind, this year-round brewery and restaurant has a little something for everyone. Crooked Hammock is [...]

Cody Miller: head distiller at Seacrets Distilling Company

By | 2017-06-08T19:31:25+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Blogs, News|

Cody Miller, head distiller for Seacrets Distilling Company in Ocean City, Md. tests the aroma of one of his recently distilled whiskies. I had asked him about the "new whiskey" aroma I got out of some of the more recent, hip, whiskeys and he was trying to parse out my poor understanding of the process. [...]

Evo takes center stage at Philly Beer Week

By | 2017-06-15T12:26:00+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Blogs, The State of the Beer|

Since its inception Evolution Craft Brewing has made beer with food in mind, beers designed to be menu-recommendation friendly. As Evo went from a local to a more regional brewery, it did so on the strength of this food-centric consideration and made a lot of restaurant friends along the way. Recently, a bunch of those [...]

Getting started at Reform on Tap

By | 2017-05-30T09:15:22+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Blogs, The State of the Beer|

This week was the first meeting of the "Reform on Tap Task Force," a group convened by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to try and get a handle on craft beer regulations. In case you missed it, Franchot convened this task force after this year's legislative debacle that hamstrung Maryland's craft beer industry. The aim of this [...]

Fin City gets in the canning game

By | 2017-05-25T06:17:07+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Blogs, Brewery Events, Events, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, Fin City, The State of the Beer|

'Ocean City's First Brewery' delivers Ocean City's first cans. It's been a long time coming but the guys and gals at Fin City Brewing Company have brought out the first run of canned beers. A combination of the affordability of canning and the growing demand for good beer in cans was part of the reason [...]

Canning day at 3rd Wave Brewing in Delaware

By | 2017-05-25T06:16:12+00:00 May 16th, 2017|3rd Wave, Blogs, Breweries, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, The State of the Beer|

Canning day at 3rd Wave Brewing in Delaware is a big deal  I popped into 3rd Wave one random afternoon recently to check on the canning line's progress. Lori Clough, one of the owners, let me know I was about 24 hours too early. The line had arrived a few days before and the assembly process [...]

Review of Excalibur I.P.A. from Tall Tales Brewing Co.

By | 2017-05-16T06:44:27+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blogs, Tall Tales|

Review of Excalibur I.P.A. 🍺  from Tall Tales Brewing - This is a nice well balanced IPA. This beer is brewed with a blend of hops Cascade, Centennial, Chinook & Falconers Flight. ABV- 6.8% IBU's 50. The Review: Pour : Nice Dense Creamy Light Tan Head. Nice Extremely long lasting lacing. Color: Medium Dark Golden' [...]

 Dogfish Head New Brewings & Eats to Open in Downtown Rehoboth

By | 2017-05-09T11:13:04+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Blogs, Breweries, Dogfish Head|

Fans invited to enjoy original Dogfish soul, off-centered beers and spirits, wood-fired food and world-class stage in new digs Rehoboth Beach, Del., May 8, 2017 – In celebration of twenty-two years sharing off-centered ales, wood-fired food, handcrafted spirits and original music, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is excited to announce the opening of the new Dogfish [...]

Emily Vachris’ Blue Earl beer adventure

By | 2017-05-08T05:36:52+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Blogs, Blue Earl, Brewer's Blogs|

Like many people in the industry, Emily Vachris, sales and marketing rep for Blue Earl, in Smyrna, Del. had a passion for craft beer and brewing long before she started working in it. Homebrewing is a significant part of the story of many brewing professionals, even when they don't brew from day to day. One [...]

Comptroller Franchot Announces Members of “Reform On Tap” Task Force

By | 2017-04-28T06:16:52+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Blogs, News|

Membership represents all regions, includes numerous stakeholders; First meeting set for May 24 in Baltimore City ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 26, 2017) – Working to modernize Maryland’s beer laws and promote economic growth across the State, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced the members of the “Reform On Tap” Task Force. The task force, chaired by Comptroller [...]

Maryland politicos hope to fix bad craft beer legislation

By | 2017-04-21T09:02:01+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Blogs, News, The State of the Beer|

Franchot, Anderton gear up for next beer fight No matter the blather coming from Annapolis, the bad craft beer legislation recently passed by the house isn't good for anyone who makes beer for a living. State Comptroller Peter Franchot, who stopped by Evolution Craft Brewing as part of his recent Shore tour, hopes to set things right [...]

This is what the legislature doesn’t get about craft beer

By | 2017-04-10T16:47:40+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Blogs, News, The State of the Beer|

***Update*** It looks as if the bill is going to pass with the grandfather clause intact. This was easy to do because the only people it hurts are those without a brewery in their town. *** ***Update from the comptroller's office*** Comptroller Franchot will make a major announcement involving Maryland’s alcohol industry during a tour [...]

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