In part two of our conversation with Maureen O'Prey, she draws upon her experience as Public Relations Manager for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot & discusses Maryland's antiquated alcohol laws; how BAM and Grow & Fortify helped bring about legislative changes based on COVID; what she believes will remain in place once the Pandemic is over & how people can make sure their voices are heard. She also teases some upcoming historical collabs & participates in our "Straight from the Tap" segment!
In the first of a two-part episode, we talk with Maryland Beer Historian, Maureen O'Prey; author of Brewing in Baltimore, Beer in Maryland & co-host of the Emmy award-winning documentary Brewmore Baltimore. She shares stories of women & minorities from MD's brewing history; discusses connecting the past & present using historical recipes with Checkerspot Brewing; reveals an invention we see every day from Baltimore-native William Painter; outlines the evolution of Pink Boots Society & much more!
In this episode, Marcus Thomas & Leo Michanco share their ties to the local community and surrounding Washington County area; what it was like to expand to a new facility during the Pandemic, how this move led to a partnership with Rad Pies and created the perfect spot for Homaide Brewing to open! Marcus discusses renovation plans for their outdoor seating area and Leo previews a TON of upcoming collabs you won't want to miss! Plus, our very popular "Straight from the Tap" segment!
In this episode, Dan Baumiller discusses the unique sacrifice both he and fellow Co-Founder Nick Fertig made to grow the brewery; how farm-life ties into their city location, the importance of live music and how their relationship with All Time Low lead to "Beer Maria: Count Me In", plus the stories behind several of their popular beer series: Hops the Cat, Dan's Jams and their wrestling themed beers! Also, in our "Straight from the Tap" segment, Dan gives an answer that might be hard for future guests to top!
In this episode, Christian Layke & Erin Karla discuss their unique location, paying homage to the 4 major brewing cultures, their use of traditional brewing techniques and Gemutlichkeit. Christian shares how visiting Bamberg, Germany and his apprenticeship in Belgium shaped him as a brewer and the role it played in them winning 2020 GABF Gold! Erin talks about the Explorers Club, the popularity of their Gnomes and upcoming events, like KolschFest!
In our Season 2 opener, Earl Holman discusses the challenges in becoming Anne Arundel County's first brewery; shares how creating outdoor seating and discovering 25 oz Crowlers helped them survive COVID-19; discusses several of their popular beer series and reveals a clever connection between two of them; talks about upcoming collabs and possible future expansion. Plus, we learn more about Earl in our new segment, "Straight from the Tap"!