| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:24 PM
MILWAUKEE — At the turn of the 20th century, Milwaukee was in its heyday. Its thriving breweries, tanneries and manufacturers provided good jobs, and its many tradespeople and craftsmen built quality housing.
Some of the houses were more...
| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Once, Baltimoreans could stop by the corner tavern and take away a container of their favorite brew, straight from the tap. The sound those pails made as they slid empty down the bar for refills is said to be how they got their name.
Growlers, which in...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Stillwater Artisanal Ales is opening its own bar in Brewer's Hill this year, and it isn't just lending its name to the effort.
To be called Of Love & Regret, the bar is a creative and business collaboration between Stillwater founder Brian Strumke and...
| 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%...