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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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Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Attaboy Edition

Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Attaboy Edition

by Kevin M. Smith In the latest edition of Beer & Loathing, Frederick Behind Bars talked to Brian Ogden of Attaboy Beer. Ogden, the brewer and co-founder, with his wife, Carly, was candid about how the brewery, and the recently opened Attaboy Barrel House, were...

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Beer & Loathing in Frederick: The Olde Mother Edition

Beer & Loathing in Frederick: The Olde Mother Edition

As we enter the next phase of the Pandemic - one marked by social upheaval, an uptick in diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in states that have already re-opened, and a cautious approach to re-opening here in Maryland - Frederick Behind Bars talked to Nick Wilson, co-founder...

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Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Idiom Brewing

Beer & Loathing in Frederick: Idiom Brewing

In the third edition of Beer & Loathing, I talked to brewer/founder Michael Clements of Idiom Brewing Company about how the pandemic affected the Carroll Creek brewery. The popular brewery on the east side of Frederick recently expanded their tasting room to...

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Beer & Loathing: Rockwell Brewery

Beer & Loathing: Rockwell Brewery

by Kevin M. Smith As part of an ongoing series profiling the trials and tribulations of quarantine and Frederick craft brewers, Frederick Behind Bars talks to Rockwell's Scott McKernon While breweries like Rockwell were happy about the "Essential" classification with...

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The Brewddhist: Housekeeping and upcoming events

By Kevin M. Smith Special to 72 HoursMar 11, 2020 Kevin Smith Editor's Note This story has been updated to state that the Quad State Beer Fest originally scheduled for this weekend in Hagerstown has been postponed due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Every...

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