20 Maryland Breweries & Brewpubs To Visit
It is no secret that Maryland’s veins run thick with homemade delicious brews. We've rounded up a collection of Maryland breweries and brew pubs that are open to visitors, providing a great opportunity for a fun day trip or evening on the town.
Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery: Owned and operated by Cluster Spires Brewing Group, this Frederick microbrewery offers a wide variety of house brews as well as delicious food (5473 Urbana Pike, Frederick; 301-668-5555).
Baying Hound Aleworks: This independent nano-brewery offers rotating taps for tasting as well as tours for only $5 (1108 Taft St., Rockville; 301-637-9322).
*Brewers Art: This popular Baltimore City brewpub has a crave-worthy rotation of brews including the popular Ozzy and Resurrection, but make sure to order an almost equally as amazing order of rosemary fries for the full experience (1106 N. Charles St., Baltimore; 410-547-6925).
Brewer’s Alley: There are many delicious year round and seasonal house beer options at this brewpub and restaurant, which is steeped in rich brewing history (124 North Market St., Frederick; 301-631-0089).
Burley Oak Brewing Company: This small brewery, which prides itself on its traditional brewing methods, offers free tours on the weekends, growler sales and refills, plus the occasional acoustic jam. Cask-conditioned offerings go on tap on Thursdays (10016 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin; 443-513-4647).
*Heavy Seas Brewery: The maker of Heavy Seas beer has loads of brews to try, from the Clipper Fleet to the bold Pyrate Fleet to the rebellious Mutiny Fleet. Tours are offered on Saturdays for $5, which includes a souvenir pint glass to use during your tastings (4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Baltimore; 410-247-7822).
*Dempsey’s Brewpub and Restaurant: This new brewpub located at Camden Yards makes beers with baseball-themed names, such as Wild Pitch Wheat (333 West Camden St., Baltimore; 410-843-7901).
DuClaw Brewing Company: With a large menu, a long list of craft brewed beers, and the option to take a growler to go, this brewing company is worth the trip to any one of its three locations (16 A Bel Air South Parkway, Bel Air; 410-515-3222; 7000 Arundel Mills Circle Suite R4, Hanover; 410-799-1166; 4000 Town Center Blvd., Bowie; 301-809-6943).
Eastern Shore Brewing: Come fill a growler or ask for a tasting in this historic mill complex (605 South Talbot St., St. Michaels; 410-745-8010).
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company: This this brewing company’s location has an old Colonial feel , good eats, and a great selection of brews on draft that could please any palate (8308 Main St.,Ellicott City; 410-313-8141).
Evolution Craft Brewing Company: This small batch brewery recently relocated to its new spot in Salisbury. Fill up your growlers after a trip to the tasting room where you can taste rotating specialty beers and staples such as Primal Pale Ale, Exile ESB and Lucky 7 Porter, or schedule a private tour (200 Elmwood St, Salisbury; 443-260-2337).
Flying Dog Brewery: Originally from Colorado, this brewery offers informative tours including a generous tasting and souvenir glass for $5. This is a popular location, so make a reservation in advance (4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick; 301-694-7899).
Franklin’s Restaurant, Brew Pub, and General Store: With more than 10 beers on tap, this local brew pub and restaurant provides a fun atmosphere for casual drinking (5121 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville; 301-927-2740).
Growler’s Brew Pub: This brew pub's motto of “keeping it simple and executing flawlessly” is easy to recognize when you try any of their delicious drafts (22 East Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg; 301-519-7307).
Johansson’s Dining House and Restaurant: This tavern is home to Westminster, MD’s original brewing company and serves ales including Hoodle Head Pale Ale, Whistle Stop Amber and Honest Ale (4 West Main St., Westminster; 410-876-0101).
*Pratt Street Ale House: A beer lover simply can't go wrong with any of the options available from Oliver Breweries on draft or cask in this beautiful Baltimore building full of rich drinking history (206 W. Pratt St., Baltimore; 410-244-8900).
*Pub Dog: While you can't hang out at the brewery itself, DOG Brewing company supplies delicious drafts to the Pub Dog locations in Baltimore and Columbia (29 East Cross St., Baltimore; 410-727-6077 and 8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia; 410-872-0364).
*Red Brick Station: In the tradition of English pubs, this restaurant offers excellent English beers and dishes, including the award winning Avenue Ale (8149 HoneyGo Blvd., White Marsh; 410.931.7827).
Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill: If you find yourself way down in South Maryland, this brewery has a popular IPA that is worth the stop (13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell; 410-394-3825).
*Union Craft Brewery: Free tours and tastings are newly available at this Woodberry neighborhood brewery that is home to Duckpin Pale Ale and Balt Altbier. (1700 Union Avenue Suite D, Baltimore)
* Denotes breweries and brewpubs within Baltimore and Baltimore Country
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