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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Maryland / DC Beer Culture Here I Come...

I arrived in Maryland (right between Baltimore and DC) last night, and boy are my arms tired. I'm here on business, but I plan to make the best of my off duty time, and I already have a google map of some of the places I hope to visit while here. Check it out! Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.

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I'm tentatively planning on hitting Clipper City's tour this weekend... Anyone else in the area feel like grabbing a beer and checking out the tour?


  1. Couple things.

    Capitol City Brewing in downtown Baltimore is closed and has been for a while now.

    I'd also add "Max's" in Fells Point (downtown Baltimore) to your to-do list, tons of taps but great selection as well.

    My personal must-do list for Maryland and beer are the following:

    1)Brewer's Art
    3)Frisco Grille
    4)Flying Dog Tour (and a really fun tap room)
    5)Clipper City Tour
    6)Stock up at The Perfect Pour in Columbia Md.

    There's a Dogfish Head AleHouse in Maryland, in Gaithersburg near one of your targeted stops.

    When you're in Ellicott City for Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, a one minute walk up the hill on the same street (other side) is The Judge's Bench, a nice craft beer bar.

    Victoria Gastro Pub is a nice upscale pub with 24 mostly craft taps on Snowden River Parkway just off the 100 FWY sort of inbetween Frisco Grille and Ellicott City in the suburban loop of beer stops (Howard County)

    Feel free to consult my various Maryland beer maps for other ideas (right side of my site under "Custom Beer Maps") --


    As far as D.C., I strongly recommend Pizzeria/Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown, tremendous beer selection and great pizza too.

    Also: Dr. Granville Moore's, an outstanding Belgian beer bar.

    And for a few authentic German beers, just a five minute safe walk from Union Station is Cafe Berlin where you can sit on the patio and enjoy the afternoon or evening.

  2. BBGuy, thanks for the comment... Looks like I hit the jackpot with your input!

  3. There is a brand new Gastropub in Washington DC's Columbia Heights neighborhood, right off of the Columbia Heights metro. It has amazing food and an even better selection of English Ales and other UK brews. I would check it out before the Black Squirrel.

    here is a link to learn more: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/546431


    Jonathon Lunardi

  4. Thanks for the tip... Here's the site for the place...


    I'll add it to the list...

  5. Tuesday night at the brickskeller.


    Red White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey

    We present a special one night only tasting with the books author Brian Yaeger celebrating the release of the book with a sampling of beers from breweries discussed in the book! Meet author, hear him speaking about this project and enjoy a great lineup of beers On Tuesday. Doors open at 6, we never start at 7!

    ~ tickets not yet on sale, check back October 6 ~

    And as always for further information on this and all our events and offerings go online to www.LoveTheBeer.com/events.html

    We'll be there, if you want to do that.


  6. I'll consider it, but I think I may have a busy training day on Wed, might need to stay sharp... I'll twitter you if I end up down that way... Thanks!


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