| Sep 29, 2011
At last, beer — at least here in Howard County — has attained the level of sophistication that wine achieved decades ago. That is due in part to the monthly beer-tasting dinners hosted by Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia.
Usually held on...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Baltimore's third beer week delights in craft brews
Eleven days, nearly 300 events, more than 50 venues. Baltimore Beer Week, now in its third year, has certainly grown.
Hugh Sisson, the founder of Heavy Seas Beer, is the lead sponsor of this year's...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:19 PM
The Brewer's Alley brew pub in the heart of downtown has been chugging along for 15 years, slowly adding artisanal beers to its stable, resisting temptation to expand when it seemed every wannabe brewer with some start-up capital and a disdain for...
| Nov 3, 2011
The air outside GreenBar Collective craft distillery in Monrovia is getting warm, but it still crackles with the crispness of fall. Inside the bright, white warehouse, two employees bottle fresh apple bitters while Keith Taylor, the bar manager for...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Evolution Brewing Craft Company will move to Maryland from Delaware next February, the company has confirmed.
The move is a coup for the Maryland craft industry. Since it opened in April 2009, Evolution has become one of Delaware's major microbreweries....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Marta Ines Quintana's Havana Road Cafe was one of the sweetest success stories of 2010. The Towson restaurant caught on quickly.
"Every once in a while, you come across a restaurant that has distinctive, well-prepared food at sensible prices," The...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:45 AM
It’s getting crowded in the American beer market, with the most breweries in operation in the country’s history.
This year, 2,751 breweries were active and permitted in the U.S., according to industry group the Beer Institute. Of those, 98%...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Jay Gatsby would have been astounded by today’s beer market, especially the spectacular growth in craft brews.
Beer from small and independent makers is performing far better than more mainstream labels in the U.S. Through the first half of 2012,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Latin-themed craft brewery 5 Rabbit has snared a big fish in the latest stage of its rapid growth: the No. 3 guy at Goose Island.
John J. Hall, a senior brewer who designed the recipe for Goose's biggest-selling beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, has signed on...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What does the third-best beer bar in the world look like? It looks like a lot of other bars.
HopCat, stationed on a corner in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., has a long, curving wood bar packed with drinkers, beer placards on...