Jul

23

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Each summer, our entire staff congregates atop a historic mountain overlook to pitch beer styles for the next year’s Brewhouse Rarities series of small-batch, limited releases. Inspiration comes from all around us and concepts come from all areas of our brewery, from packaging to accounting to marketing to our brewers themselves. 

There were 92 unique, never-before-brewed beer styles pitched at this year’s Brewhouse Rarities staff retreat. And then, there were 8. 

2016’s Brewhouse Rarities series will include:

  • Tropical Stout 
  • Cold-Press Coffee Porter
  • Mint Julep Ale
  • White Peach Saison
  • Berliner Weiss 
  • Hibiscus Grapefruit Radler
  • Bee Beer
  • Sea Salt Caramel Brown 

If 2016 now feels entirely too far away, find solace in a Juniper White IPA, our current Brewhouse Rarities release, and our soon-to-be-released India Pale Lager, Spiced Pear Ale and Smoked Belgian Stout.  

Jul

17

 

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Tomorrow, Surfer Blood, Sun Club, and The People’s Blues of Richmond are performing live on our front lawn. Got tickets? Excellent. Now all you need to do is read through our FAQs…and don’t do anything to piss off Mother Nature.

1. Will tickets be available at the door? 

Slackers rejoice. We will have tickets available at the door. But you can also play it extra safe and get yours now via MissionTix.com.

2. Is the show outside? Will it be held rain or shine?

Yes and yes. Only the stage is covered, but even if there are a few sprinkles, we think you’ll be just fine. There will also be no access to the brewery itself (including our tasting room) and no re-entry into the concert area once you’ve been admitted. 

3. Is this an all-ages show?

NO. Only those 21 and older with a valid ID will be admitted. That’s the law. And that include babies and small children, even if they’re strapped to your chest and/or attached with a leash. 

4. Are all tickets general admission? 

Yes. All spots are first come, first serve.  

5. Where do I park?

Parking is on our brewery grounds. Attendants will be on-site all day to direct and showcase of an array of neon-colored vests. 

6. Can I bring chairs, blankets, and/or umbrellas?

Due to space constraints and the sake of those around you, we have to say NOPE to chairs. Blankets are fine, but we can’t guarantee there will be space for ’em. Same goes for umbrellas.  

7. Is the venue handicap accessible? 

We are ADA compliant, but it’s important to know that our tasting room (and related indoor facilities) are closed during the concert. We also have limited seating on our patio. 

8. Is outside food or drink allowed? 

Again, NOPE AND NOPE. The only exception to this is unopened bottles of water. (But if you don’t BYOW, we’ll have free water stations throughout the area.) Aside from our delicious beers, no other alcoholic beverages can be consumed or served on our brewery grounds by law. Food and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase from the kick ass food trucks we have lined up: The Green Bowl and The Smoking Swine

9. So, what’s the deal with beer?

All beer is a la carte and available for purchase for $5 each. From specialty casks to House Rules XPA (a tasting-room exclusive), our beer list is a doozy. There is a limit of two beers per person, just like stadiums, per transaction. 

10. Are pets allowed?

NO. Trust us; they will have a much better time sneaking onto your bed and taking a long nap than they will dodging beer bellies and beards.

11. Is photography and video allowed? 

Yes, as long as it is not professional. Amateur photos and footage for fun, shits (for, not of), and giggles are welcomed and encouraged. While you’re at it, share it with your friends and ours on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with #SummerSessions. 

12. I plan on drinking responsibly, but what if I need a cab? Hotel room?

For wheels:

  • Yellow Cab of Frederick: 301-662-2250
  • Taxi Fiesta: 301-663-6300
  • Frederick Taxi: 301-696-0077

For beds (all within 3 miles of the brewery): 

13. Are any other things prohibited? 

Funny you should ask:

  • Smoking
  • Weapons 
  • Illegal substances
  • Party poopers 

Jul

7

Juniper White INSTA

For those of us who are equally-opportunity drinkers, a cold gin and tonic on a hot summer day hits the spot. Now, there’s a beer for that. 

Our latest Brewhouse Rarities release — Juniper White IPA — is brewed with juniper berries and lime zest to give you the same pine and citrus punch as your beloved G&T. The team lead on this beer, packaging supervisor Matt “Mouse” Hardesty, ran with the idea of substituting juniper and lime for the coriander and orange you’d typically find in a White IPA. From there, he liked the bold spice and intense citrus combination of Columbus and Simcoe hops. 

Juniper White IPA is available now in our tasting room and hitting shelves in the mid-Atlantic this week. Can’t make it to our brewery? Use our Beer Finder to track it down near you. 

Jul

2

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Remember The Golden Rule because our second Summer Sessions is a three-way. 

Our July 18 show will combine the harmonic alternative rock of Surfer Blood with Baltimore-based Sun Club and The People’s Blues of Richmond. (We’ll let you guess where those guys are from.)

Surfer Blood

Described as an indie, surf-rock collective, Surfer Blood returned to its DIY roots on their latest album 1000 Palms, combining ornate arrangements and instrumentation with more mature songwriting. (Read NPR’s First Listen review here.) A review of one of their recent shows said it was nonchalant and breezy, which is pretty impressive for a band that’s already taken the stage on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Sun Club

The local loves of our lineup, Sun Club was named one of the “10 Maryland Bands You Should Listen to Now” by Paste Magazine. And each of their shows carries a spontaneity that reflects their style: Afropop rhythms combined with contemporary pop melodies that always satisfy.

The People’s Blues of Richmond

The name alone sets the tone for PBR’s carnival-like mayhem of dark blues infused with psychedelic rock. Oh and their newest single “Gone Gone Gone” just happened to be produced and engineered by the guy who worked on The Black Keys’ album Brothers. NBD. 

All three bands will perform live on our front lawn alongside rare and obscure beers and the area’s most delicious food trucks. Tickets are $25 and available now via MissionTix.com.

Jun

18

Riff Raff INSTA

Saturday marks the first show in our 2015 Summer Sessions Concert Series with Hurray for the Riff Raff playing live on our front lawn. Got tickets? Excellent. Now all you need to do is read through our FAQs and get ready for one helluva welcome to summer. 

1. Will tickets be available at the door? 

Slackers rejoice. We will have tickets available at the door. But you can also play it extra safe and get yours now via MissionTix.com.

2. Is the show outside? Will it be held rain or shine?

Yes and yes. Only the stage is covered, but even if there are a few sprinkles, we think you’ll be just fine. There will also be no access to the brewery itself and no re-entry once you’ve been admitted. 

3. Is this an all-ages show?

NO. Only those 21 and older with a valid ID will be admitted. That’s the law. And that include babies and small children, even if they’re strapped to your chest and/or attached with a leash. 

4. Are all tickets general admission? 

Yes. All spots are first come, first serve.  

5. Where do I park?

Parking is on our brewery grounds. Attendants will be on-site all day to direct and showcase of an array of neon-colored vests. 

6. Can I bring chairs, blankets, and/or umbrellas?

Due to space constraints and the sake of those around you (umbrella ends in the eye are no fun), we have to say NOPE to all of the above. 

7. Is the venue handicap accessible? 

We are ADA compliant, but it’s important to know that our tasting room (and related indoor facilities) are closed during the concert. We also have limited seating on our patio. 

8. Is outside food or drink allowed? 

Again, NOPE AND NOPE. The only exception to this is unopened bottles of water. (But if you don’t BYOW, we’ll have free water stations throughout the area.) Aside from our delicious beers, no other alcoholic beverages can be consumed or served on our brewery grounds by law. Food and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase from the kick ass food trucks we have lined up: The Green Bowl and The Smoking Swine

9. So, what’s the deal with beer?

All beer is a la carte and available for purchase for $5 each. From specialty casks to the just-released Counter Culture Ale, our beer list is a doozy. There is a limit of two beers per person, just like stadiums, per transaction. 

10. Are pets allowed?

NO. Trust us; they will have a much better time sneaking onto your bed and taking a long nap than they will dodging beer bellies and beards.

11. Is photography and video allowed? 

Yes, as long as it is not professional. Amateur photos and footage for fun, shits (for, not of), and giggles are welcomed and encouraged. While you’re at it, share it with your friends and ours on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with #SummerSessions. 

12. I plan on drinking responsibly, but what if I need a cab? Hotel room?

For wheels:

  • Yellow Cab of Frederick: 301-662-2250
  • Taxi Fiesta: 301-663-6300
  • Frederick Taxi: 301-696-0077

For beds (all within 3 miles of the brewery): 

13. Are any other things prohibited? 

Funny you should ask:

  • Smoking
  • Weapons 
  • Illegal substances
  • Party poopers 

Jun

16

All Good INSTA

This year’s All Good Music Festival and Camp Out makes its triumphant return to our Wild and Wonderful neighbor West Virginia. And with it, comes a beer brewed exclusively for the three-day extravaganza. 

Primus, moe. and CAKE are headlining and the new All Good India Session Ale will be flowing. Brewed with local wheat and Galaxy and Mosaic hops, the beer is bursting with passionfruit, mango, and papaya aromas and flavors with low bitterness and a subtle and crisp, clean finish. It clocks in at 5.3% ABV, so it’s perfect for your slow summertime sipping. 

The festival is July 9-11 at Berry Hill Farm in Summit Point, West Virginia. Tickets are available now (and you can currently save $45 off of the gate price). For more details and to purchase tickets, head to the All Good website. 

Jun

12

Riff Raff INSTA

Our Summer Sessions outdoor concert series: Where the music is loud and the beer is cold. 

What beer you ask? We’ll have casks of:

  • Counter Culture Ale with coffee beans and coconut
  • Bloodline with vanilla and cocoa powder
  • Raging Bitch with chipotle and lime
  • Pale Ale with Galaxy hops 

These flowing on draft: 

  • Counter Culture Ale
  • Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale
  • Numero Uno Summer Cerveza
  • House Rules Extra Pale Ale (from our tasting room-only Sub Rosa Series)
  • Sweetlife Pale Wheat 
  • The Truth Imperial IPA 
  • Bloodline Blood Orange Ale
  • Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

And these in the can:

  • Snake Dog IPA
  • Easy IPA 

Plus, we’ll have an exclusive preview of All Good India Session Ale, a collaboration brewed for the All Good Festival and Campout. Crisp, refreshing and perfect for the summer, this ISA has mango, papaya and passionfruit aromas and flavors from the big and bold Mosaic and Galaxy hops.

We’re pumped to have Hurray for the Riff Raff, with Mechanical River, live on our front lawn next Saturday. If you’re pumped, too, don’t miss out on tickets. They’re on sale now for $25 via MissionTix.com.

Jun

10

Beer steward

If preaching the gospel of Gonzo and Good Beer to the loyal lovers of Flying Dog sounds like something you’d like to get paid doing, then read on soldier. 

With tomorrow’s grand opening of our tasting room, we will be holding open interviews on Monday, June 15 from 3 to 5 pm for anyone interested in becoming a Flying Dog Beer Steward

Because we’re not in the business of wasting anyone’s time, please understand that this job:

  • Mandates that you must be 21 or older
  • Is a part-time position
  • Requires flexibility when our tasting room is open (Shifts would be scheduled Thursdays and Fridays 2 pm-8:30 pm, Saturdays 10:30 am-8:30 pm and Sundays 10:30 am-6:30 pm.)
  • Pays $11 per hour 

Still interested? No need to RSVP. Just show up to our tasting room on Monday between 3 and 5 pm with your resume and a list of references. 

Jun

9

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Get your cold beer here…seriously! After nearly three years of working (in tandem with the Brewers Association of Maryland) with state and county legislators, we are now legally allowed to sell beer by the glass in our tasting room. 

Prior to these new laws, we were viewed strictly as a manufacturing facility and were only allowed to serve beer samples after patrons went on a guided tour of the brewery. But starting this Thursday, our tasting room will be open:

  • Thursdays and Fridays 3- 8 pm
  • Saturdays 12-8 pm
  • Sundays 12-6 pm

Four-beer flights are $7 and full pours are $4 each. Those times are also your time to get your growlers filled. With fills ranging from $10 to $15 (depending on the beer), you can bring your own or buy one of ours.

And with the hypothetical ribbon-cutting ceremony for our tasting room (we must have misplaced our really, really big scissors) comes another announcement: The Sub Rosa Series. Brewed on our 15-barrel pilot brewing system, these beers are small-batch, experimental releases only available in our tasting room. Allow our Brewmaster Matt Brophy to explain: 

Jun

4

Dead Rise Restaurant Week

The Summer of Dead Rise is just getting started. 

For the second year in a row, we released the Dead Rise OLD BAY Cookbook alongside its now-iconic beer counterpart, Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale. This year’s cookbook features Chesapeake-inspired fare from some of Baltimore’s best restaurants, including Aggio, Ouzo Bay, Ten Ten American Bistro and Wit & Wisdom. 

To celebrate the beer, the food and the seasoning that brings Baltimore together, we’re holding our first Dead Rise Restaurant Week June 19-25. Each restaurant from the cookbook will feature their recipes, alongside the beer, on special all week long. 

We’re kicking things off on Friday, June 19 at Alewife with small-plate pairings — including Chef Chad Wells’ OLD BAY caramel popcorn — and tap takeover. Then, we’ll end the week at Wit & Wisdom on Thursday, June 25. Executive Chef Zack Mills invited friends Bryan Voltaggio, Mike Correll and Tim Dyson to provide small bites with live music, and (of course) beer on the Wit on the Water patio. 

Get your copy of the Dead Rise OLD BAY Cookbook — and make your restaurant reservations accordingly — today. 

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