Inside Salisbury’s New Beer Hangout: Burnish Beer Co.
By Jennifer Sabini Evans From an abandoned church in Upper Fells Point to the Historic 1812 Barn in Cumberland, Maryland, craft breweries continue to spring up in abandoned spaces across the state. With their popularity still on the rise, craft breweries have turned industrial streets and forgotten parts of town into thriving neighborhoods, giving old […]
The Keymaster, not the Gatekeeper
Setting aside the cultural, epicurean and economic benefits the craft beer revolution might just herald a larger social good: the extinction of the dead-eyed bartender. Bartending always took an amount of skill, but it increasingly takes engagement. This is pretty true behind any normal bar, but behind the bar at a craft brewery, it is […]
Craft Business as usual: Rubber Soul and the potential greatness of good beer
This part two of a two part story It’s an obvious statement but one that still is worth making: craft beer has tipped and not just in popularity. It is a Thing now, with expectations and pro- and con- sides and subcultures and vanguards. It has become part of our culture in a way very […]
The Word on Rubber Soul
This is Part one of a two-part story Eastern Shore Brewing in St. Michaels got a bad rap when it first opened nearly a decade ago because it had some inconsistency issues. Owner Ace Moritz solved that problem by going back to the drawing board, knocking off the fancy stuff and cranking out a couple of […]