| 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%...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:05 AM
The chances of Los — a Baltimore rapper once signed to and quietly dropped from Diddy's Bad Boy Records — being named one of XXL's 2012 Freshmen aren't good.
Like most of the hip-hop-only magazines on stands, XXL's clout in rap-circles has...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Brewer's Cask, the new Federal Hill beer outpost, is finally open.
Owner Jason Stevens said the bar opened last Thursday, the same morning the bar got its liquor license. But some of its amenities weren't immediately fully operational. The registers were...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The new Greene Turtle at McHenry Row is set to open February 14. It'll become the Maryland company's 31st location, the result of an aggressive expansion strategy.
The opening is a day before another high profile bar-restaurant opening: Heavy Seas Ale...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Frank & Nic's West End Grille is offering something different for Valentine's Day — a beer dinner.
Featuring Sam Adams brews, the four-course dinner will be served at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. The menu begins with a carrot, ginger and crab soup followed...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The day before this year's Super Bowl, Whole Foods Coral Springs will hold its sixth annual Beer-Offs. The grocery chain is looking for "beer connoisseurs" to judge eight brews at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Anyone with a little beer knowledge and a valid,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
The brewmaster said "mouthfeel" and I knew I was in over my head.
This was some years ago, surrounded by fellow beerophiles in the belly of the beast at the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Sam's top hop-ologists did their experiments here, a lab of sorts to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| Feb 8, 2013
Mizner Park's forest-fantasy Italian restaurant and movie-theater combo offers $5 artisanal cocktails in the bar and lounge area during happy hour. Mixologist Adam Seger got his liquor-industry wings learning wines in California and working Chicago's...
| Jan 13, 2012
Broncos versus Patriots is much more than Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady. Now, the mayors of Denver and Boston have gotten into the act, and they're sniping back and forth about one of those traditional friendly wagers over sporting events.......
| Feb 16, 2012
Details have finally emerged about construction activity at the former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon on Whitehall's Grape Street. Crews are making final touches for Keystone Pub & Grill, a sports pub planned to open as early as mid-spring, owners said...