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Author: Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith

A veteran reporter of more than two decades, Kevin Smith has been covering the Maryland Beer industry since 2005 when he covered the business beat for the Frederick Gazette. Since early 2007, he has covered Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Brewing News, and penned columns about craft beer for, The Frederick News-Post,, and Maryland Life Magazine. He has also written about the wine industry in the Mid-Atlantic region for The Frederick Gazette, Wine Business Monthly, and Hagerstown Magazine. Kevin currently lives in Western Frederick County with his wife, two daughters, and his goofy dog, Fezzik.

Frey’s Brewing Company

Veteran owned & operated, Frey’s Brewing Company is a small, Farm Brewery on the Frederick County side of Mount Airy, Maryland. Frederick County is home to several wineries and craft breweries. A small farm brewery such as ours fits in the area nicely. Frey's Brewing Company Frey’s on TwitterOur tasting room is really looking good!!! #tastingroomcomingsoon #tastingroom2018 #mdfarmbrewery @ Frey's Brewing Company … September 12, 2018We’ll call this one: “Aaaack!! I have so much sawdust in my eyes right now!!!” #tastingroomcomingsoon #mdfarmbrewery #farmlife #barncarpentry #myeyesmyeyes @ Frey's Brewing Company … September 9, 2018Steam rolling off the spring-head this evening...

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Smoketown Brewing Station

We have transformed Brunswick, Maryland’s 1948 former fire station into an on-site brewery offering a tasting room four days a week. Come in for samples, full pints or growlers to go. We offer a family friendly environment with patio seating or tasting room seating. Feel free to bring your own food or visit any of our town’s great restaurants. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for current beer selections, music line up and events. Smoketown Brewing Station Smoketown EventsCome see us at The Great Frederick Fair in building 13 alongside other local breweries, wineries, and distilleries! Be sure...

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Monacacy Brewing

AT MONOCACY BREWING COMPANY WE FOCUS ON CRAFTING QUALITY BEER. Each of our beers is proudly brewed and packaged in historic Frederick, MD. We strive to be a great neighbor and representative of Frederick’s local allure. Our brewery and tasting room are open to the public. We offer tours on every Saturday of each month. Monocacy Brewing Monocacy Brewing EventsAn error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again...

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Loew Vineyards

The history of winemaking in the Loew family is a story that dates back to the mid-19th century in the part of Europe known as Galicia, in the Austro-Hungarian empire. At that time, the Loew family established a honey wine brewery in Bursztyn and later in Lemberg, exporting wines throughout Europe. A copy of one of the early bottle labels still persists. The family winery remained in business until World War II broke out. Several years after Bill Loew arrived in the United States, he and Lois (Hendrickson) met, married, and established a home and family – with three...

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Milkhouse Brewery

When Tom Barse and Carolann McConaughy bought their farm in Mount Airy, Maryland  in the Spring of 2008, they wanted to find a way to create a sustainable agricultural operation on a small scale.  They knew that making a living using traditional farming practices was impossible on just 47 acres, so they searched for crops and farm products that would demonstrate that a small farm could be profitable in central Maryland. The couple decided to combine their interests, Tom, an avid home brewer since 1972 and Carolann’s keen interest in animal husbandry. Soon, a hopyard was planted, an apiary...

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