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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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Beer and Loathing in Los Brewhauses

Beer and Loathing in Los Brewhauses

by Kevin M. Smith Let’s face it, we’re in unprecedented times, and just like the rest of us, Frederick breweries are dealing with a whole new world. Initially, when Governor Hogan’s stay at home order was given, there was a question as to what was going to happen to...

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The Brewddhist: The Corona Effect

The Brewddhist: The Corona Effect

By Kevin M. Smith Originally published in The Frederick News-Post, 72 HoursMar 25, 2020 Welcome to a new day. Not a good day, but this is certainly something new. As we move into this more restrictive phase of dealing with the coronavirus, COVID-19 for the sticklers...

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Frederick Beer Week is Coming!

Frederick Beer Week is Coming!

The FBW Board of Directors is proud to announce that Frederick Beer Week will kick off on Friday, May 29, 2015 with the FBW Tap Takeover, and wrap up on Saturday, June 6, 2015 with the Beerfest at the Farm. Have a safe and happy holiday season, we look forward to...

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Beer Guy: The Gourd, The Bad, and the Ugly

Beer Guy: The Gourd, The Bad, and the Ugly

 Before I get into seasonal goodness, I want to set the record straight - in one of my past columns I intimated that the plans for Amber Fields Brewing had been abandoned. I jumped the gun. In a column entitled Meet the New Boss, I wrote,  "Amber Fields, a company...

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Beer Guy: The Event Calendar

Beer Guy: The Event Calendar

September/October is always a busy time for a beer writer. Always. This week alone there's a lot happening. Tonight, for instance, if you're willing to take a short drive down to DC and hit Churchkey, the DC craft beer destination is hosting an event celebrating the...

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