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Big Things in Store for Frederick’s Idiom Brewing

Big Things in Store for Frederick’s Idiom Brewing

by Kevin M. Smith As the year winds down, Idiom Brewing Company is winding up. In a year when many businesses are struggling or, in some cases, contracting due to the pandemic, owner Michael Clements is working on the expansion of Idiom's production facility. On...

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Destinations: Warehouse Cinema in Frederick

Destinations: Warehouse Cinema in Frederick

by Kevin M. Smith I love movies. Like, I mean really love movies. And I think it's no secret that I love beer - so, when I heard that the people behind the Warehouse Tap Room in Hagerstown were taking over the space that was once the Hoyt Cinema at the Fredericktowne...

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Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Milkhouse Edition

Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Milkhouse Edition

by Kevin M. Smith For most of Frederick County’s breweries, the March quarantine meant scrambling to adjust their business plan. Throughout the Beer & Loathing series, a common theme has been the shift from a tasting-room centric business plan to a focus on...

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Good Wood: Barrels, Hybrid-Beers, and B.C. Brewery

Good Wood: Barrels, Hybrid-Beers, and B.C. Brewery

by Kevin Smith Earlier in July I had the opportunity to visit with Jim Wagner, the head brewery at B.C. Brewery in Hunt Valley, and his assistant brewer, Beth Vita. We discussed the brewery’s new barrel program, Vita’s gluten-free brews, their wine/beer hybrids, and...

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Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Midnight Run Edition

Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Midnight Run Edition

by Kevin M. Smith In the ongoing series of how Frederick-area brewers have adapted to CoVID-19, and quarantine orders, and even in the shadow of the threat of another quarantine order, Frederick Behind Bars talked to Brent Turner, the owner and brewer at Midnight Run...

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McClintock and the Quarantine

McClintock and the Quarantine

by Kevin M. Smith At this point it's common knowledge that Maryland's craft beverage producers - breweries, distilleries and wineries - were designated as essential businesses when quarantine hit. But when the stay-at-home order first dropped, those small Maryland...

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Black is Beautiful

Black is Beautiful

by Kevin M. Smith It’s hard to put into context the social upheaval that we see around the world today. Maybe less so for those old enough to remember the race riots of the 60’s in Detroit, and the way the country exploded into protest and riot in the wake of the...

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