We Love Maryland Craft Beers Part 1
Correction, we love craft beer. We are of the opinion that beer and BBQ go hand in hand (for the over 21, of course!). This is why we take the time to research the latest and greatest beers available. And, being that we are all about Maryland life we fully support Maryland breweries. In fact, we have over a dozen Maryland brews for you to savor. Because let’s be honest, Maryland craft beers make the land of pleasant living only that much more pleasant.
Located in Laurel, MD, and fully operational since 2014, they are creating artfully crafted beer. Their claim the beer is meant “to be an escape from whatever drama is present in your life.” The company is made of people from all walks of life fused by a common desire to make a difference.
Feed the Monkey Wheat Hefeweizen ABV 5.6%
- Balanced Complexity
- German-style Hefeweizen
- Notes of cloves and banana with a subtle touch of citrus aromas
Scoville Jalapeno IPA ABV 6.9%
- Mildly bitter hoppy infused with garden-fresh cilantro and jalapenos.
- Moderate malt profile
- Not quite as bitter or burning as you would expect
Big Punisher Double IPA ABV 8.5%
- Rich and delicious with well-balanced flavors
- Semi-sweet malt generously complimented with citrus and tropical fruit
Founded in 2011, Union Brewery is situated in the historic Woodberry neighborhood in Baltimore. They pay homage to old traditions and ideas. They have created a union of old and new ideas using the science and craft of brewing.
Snowpants Oatmeal Stout ABV 8%
- A jet black stout with piney character and balanced hops
- Roasted chocolate dark malt complimented by a creamy body and hefty oats
Duckpin IPA ABV 5.5%
- The brewery’s signature ale
- Generous hoppy ale with big citrus and tropical fruit aroma with a malty flavor
Steady Eddie Wheat IPA ABV 7%
- A refreshing and complex IPA
- Features lemony and herbal aroma
- Light-bodied wheat and honey malt base
Located in the historic Mount Vernon section of Baltimore, it first opened in 1996 and by 2009 were ranked the number one bar in America by Esquire Magazine. They also received Best Local Beer and Best Upscale Bar from the readers and Best Local Bottled Beer and Best First-date Bar from the editors in the 2009 City Paper Best Of Issue.
Birdhouse Belgian Pale Ale ABV 5%
- Well balanced and mild
- Earthy hops and slight citrus notes
Ressurection Dubel Abbey ABV 7%
- The story is that the yeast died and was resurrected
- Made with 5 types of Barley
- Strong and flavorful, but not too sweet
Knowing how to approach Maryland craft beers can be an overwhelming prospect. Consider this as a handy guide on your Chad’s brew tour. Still have questions? Just ask. Because as we said earlier, we love beer!