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September 23, 2016 – Maryland Breweries at the GABF!

The year was 1982 and a bunch of beer enthusiasts decided to stage what was, at the time, one of the very first beer festivals that celebrated American beer, only. 24 breweries were part of that inaugural event, now known as the Great American Beer Festival. How times have changed! Now, in its 35th year, this year’s Great American Beer Festival will feature more than 800 breweries! It happens October 6 th -8 th in Denver and more than 60,000 people will be there to celebrate American beer!
 
Although most American breweries submit beer for the massive Great American Beer Festival, or GABF, competition, the breweries that are actually at the event are selected via a lottery. And Maryland is well represented! Jailbreak, Flying Dog, Denizens, Oliver, Union and Waverly will all be at this year’s GABF!
 
I caught up with Roy Fisher, the head brewer at Waverly Brewing and asked him about the beers they have entered into competition. This is Waverly’s first year of operation, having just opened in November 2015, so this is also the first year they’ve been able to enter beers into the GABF competition.
 
(Waverly Brewing’s Roy Fisher talks)
 
I also stopped by Union Craft Brewing and talked with Jon Zerivitz about their GABF competition beers.
 
(Union Craft Brewing’s Jon Zerivitz talks)
 
And, like you, I wish I could be there with them and drink some amazing beers. The problem is… the GABF is sold out! But we can drink beer with all of these craft breweries and more Maryland craft breweries at the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, October 22nd . I’ll see you there, for sure!

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 
 
September 16, 2016 – The Hops & Harvest Festival

Wow­­­ mid­September already!  This is such a great time of the year.  The Orioles are  chasing the American League East title; the Ravens are off to a great start; the weather is a  little cooler; pumpkin ales are everywhere; Baltimore Beer Week is almost here and the  Baltimore Craft Beer Festival is just around the corner!

As the interest and passion for craft beer keeps growing, so does the number of craft beer  events.  This year, a brand new beer festival is happening in Columbia, at the visually  stunning Columbia Lakefront.  On Saturday, October 8th, The Hops & Harvest Festival kicks  off for the very first time and features over 20 Maryland craft breweries and cideries and  more than 20 artisans and crafters!  

I met with Chad D’Amore at the Columbia Lakefront this week and talked about the event.   Chad D’Amore is the founder of The Hops & Harvest Festival.

(Chad D’Amore talks)

And it does go on.  Oliver, RAR, Calvert, Monocacy, Smoketown and Mad Science, to name  just a few more.  It’s a great setting for a craft beer festival.

(Chad D’Amore talks)

And then there’s all that good beer!  The Hops & Harvest Festival, Saturday October 8th at  the Columbia Lakefront, on Wincopin Circle in Columbia.  It’s going to be a good day!

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

September 9, 2016 – Hops Effect on Beer – Part II

Last week, Heavy Seas Brewmaster and Operations Manager, Chris Leonard, described the  importance of finding just the right hops in brewing a truly great craft beer.  The process  involves deciding on the types of hops to use­­­bittering, flavoring, dual purpose and aroma  hops­­­and then selecting the specific variety within each hop type.

I asked Chris Leonard to talk about the range of flavors available from the many varieties of  hops. 

(Chris Leonard talks)

But from talking to Chris and many other outstanding Maryland brewers, I’ve learned that  they all enjoy the adventure.  The development of each craft beer recipe has an element of  experimentation: what if we blended these hops?  Or changed the malt this time?  Or if we  introduce this strain of yeast?  What if we made a single hop IPA?

This weekend, take a look at the beer you’re drinking and jump online and find out what  kind of hops the brewer used to make it taste so good!  

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

September 2, 2016 – Hops Effect on Beer – Part I

Although most craft beers are made with malted barley, hops, yeast and water, each brewer  finds ways to take these four critical ingredients and find unique recipes.  The water, the  strain of yeast, the specific grain, and the kind of hops all affect the aroma, flavor and  appearance of beer.

I got together with Chris Leonard this week and talked about some of the ways hops affect  beer.  Chris is the Brewmaster and Operations Manager at Heavy Seas Beer.

(Chris Leonard talks)

And Warrior and Simcoe are just two of many hop varieties.  Chris, and his fellow brewers  across America, are especially excited about brewing possibilities right now!  It’s the time of  year when hop growers are harvesting their 2016 crop and this has been a big year, with a  17% increase in plantings over last year and an expected increase in crop yield of about  20%!  More hops for great brewers like Heavy Seas’ Chris Leonard mean more amazing  craft beer for you and me!

Next week, Chris will share some of the hop varieties that brewers use and some of the  characteristics that each bring to the beer.  Until then, pick up a Loose Cannon and taste  the clean bitterness of the Warrior hop and the citrus flavor and aroma of the Simcoe hop  that combine to make this such an incredible craft beer.

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

August 26, 2016 – Max’s Taphouse – The Festivals Bob Simko is one of the managers at Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point.  Bob has a wonderful  enthusiasm for great beer and especially American craft beer.  When I met with Bob a few  weeks ago, he was already anticipating one of Max’s special beer celebrations; one that just  took place this past weekend: Hopfest.  I asked Bob about these events.

(Bob Simko talks)

Well, like Bob, I am also a “hop­head”, and knew then I would be visiting Max’s Taphouse  for Hopfest!  So last Friday afternoon, I left work a little early and stopped by Max’s.  As  soon as I arrived, Bob had a tremendous cask­conditioned IPA from Ellicott City’s Manor Hill  Brewing ready for me.  He then introduced be to a long­time, loyal Max’s Taphouse  customer, Bruce Baldwin.  As soon as we met, I learned that Bruce shares my passion for  Double IPAs and Imperial IPAs and had actually brought a few hard­to­find IPAs to show to  some of his friends at Max's.  The first one he showed me was from Lawson’s Finest Liquids,  a small batch, artisanal craft brewery in Warren, Vermont.  The beer’s name?  Sip of  Sunshine, a Double IPA, that Bruce described as “spectacular”.  Then, he put three more on  the bar and told me about these. 

(Bruce Baldwin talks)

And all I could do was dream!  But fortunately, it was Hopfest and Max’s had plenty of other  “spectacular” and “phenomenal” IPAs ready to enjoy.

Max’s Taphouse, on Broadway in Fells Point.  It’s quite a place.

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

August 19, 2016 – Independent Brewing – Part I: The Art of Brewing
 
Last week, President and Head Brewer Phil Rhudy told us about the vision, concept, and formation of Independent Brewing Company in Bel Air. This week, Phil shares some of thefun… and art… in brewing. Like many of his brothers and sisters in the brewing industry, Phil loves to innovate, experiment and create new and interesting variations on different beer styles. It’s simply part of his passion for brewing craft beer.
 
(Phil Rhudy talks)
 
And that very creativity can be seen by just looking at the huge chalkboard near the bar where all 22 beers are listed. Each one is different and each one is delicious.
 
Here are a few to try:
  • Carpe Diem, a Double IPA
  • Bolan’s Red, a Red Ale
  • Election Year, a Barleywine, and
  • Blue-Eyed Blonde, a Belgian-style Blonde Ale
 
Whether you enjoy an Independent Brewing beer in their Main Street, Bel Air taproom, or take home a growler, you’ll be tasting craft beer at its freshest.

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

August 12, 2016 – Independent Brewing – Part I: The Beginning

The fun… the joy… in drinking craft beer comes from that amazing experience of seeing it in the glass, smelling the aroma, and tasting the liquid nectar.
 
But not just anybody can make outstanding craft beer. It takes time, patience, and a love for beer. Independent Brewing’s Phil Rhudy is one of those guys who consistently captures magic in a barrel and brews amazing craft beer.
 
(Phil Rhudy talks)
 
And Independent Brewing is just that: a part of the Bel Air community. It was just a little less than two years ago that Phil Rhudy signed a lease to build a craft brewery on the edge of downtown. After a short delay, construction began in January 2015. In September, the equipment arrived and the brewing system was assembled. Then on October 30th , 2015, Independent Brewing opened its doors. It’s a great space and a great place. Yes, it takes time, patience and a love for beer to create a brewery like Independent, but the wait was worth it. You’ll find 22 gluten-free beers available on every visit and a bunch of peopleenjoying a special part of life: enjoying craft beer with family and friends.
 
Next week, I’ll share a little more of the Independent Brewing story. Until then…

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 
August 5, 2016 – Bel Air Beer Week – Part II

Well it starts tonight!  Bel Air Beer Week, Harford County’s celebration of all things beer,  especially craft beer!

I sat down with Matt Remsnyder, who along with business partner Dan Brown, operate Sean  Bolan’s Irish Pub on Main Street in downtown Bel Air.

(Matt Remsnyder talks)

And Sean Bolan’s is ready for a busy week.

(Matt Remsnyder talks)

Sean Bolan’s has events every day, including Terrapin Beer Company features tonight and  next Friday, a Maine Beer Company tap take­over, a 4­course Avery Brewing beer dinner, a  Ballast Point Brewing “balloon burst” night and a Sunday brunch featuring Evolution Brewing  beers.

(Matt Remsnyder talks)

Sean Bolan’s wraps up Bel Air Beer Week next Saturday and Sunday with a chance to win a  trip to Boston for a tour of the Sam Adams brewery.  And Sean Bolan’s is just one of many  bars, restaurants and liquor stores with special events.  

There are things going on all over Bel Air, including a craft beer festival, tap takeovers, beer  dinners, beer tastings at Ronnie’s Beverage Warehouse and The Liquor Stop, and a special  beer made just for the week by Bel Air’s Independent Brewing called “With A Little Hops  From My Friends”­­­a craft beer that will be available all over town.  It’s going to be quite a  week!

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

July 29, 2016 – Max’s Taphouse – Part I

Imagine a place that feels like home the moment you step through the doors. Imagine a place where your every craft beer desire can be met, a place where the bar staff knows beer and the kitchen staff knows food. Welcome to Max’s Taphouse. I met with Bob Simko, one of Max’s managers, this week and asked him about the history of this very special beer bar in Fells Point.
 
(Bob Simko talks)
 
This is a place that you have to visit. Max’s Taphouse is a block from the harbor, located on Broadway in historic Fells Point. Fells Point is a wonderful part of this city; cobblestone streets; a rich history; and, well, Max’s. So what’s it like to walk inside Max’s Taphouse?
 
(Bob Simko talks)
 
And once you visit Max’s, you’ll go back again and again and again. And with this year being Max’s 30th Anniversary, the staff and breweries are creating new events and experiences each month!
 
I’ll see you at Max’s Taphouse!

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 
 
July 22, 2016 – Severna Park Taphouse

If you live in the Severna Park/Pasadena area and love craft beer, or if you simply want to  try a new bar and restaurant, plan on making a visit to Severna Park Taphouse on Earleigh  Heights Road in Severna Park.  This past Tuesday, I met with Jessica Tinordi, the manager  of Severna Park Taphouse and asked about how this craft beer destination came to be.

(Jessica Tinordi talks)

Forty­three beer handles!  I like it!  Here are some of the beers on draft at Severna Park  Taphouse, right now: 

 Seersucker, a Pilsner from Abita

 Oarsman, a Weissbeer from Bells

 Old Oriole Park, a Bohemian Pilsner from Peabody Heights

 UFO Raz, a fruit infused Hefeweizen from Harpoon

 Blackboard #2, a dry hopped Pilsner from Victory

 Dew Right, a Blonde Ale from Jailbreak

 reDANKulous, an Imperial Red IPA from Founders

 Hoppy Bunny, a Black Ale from Duck Rabbit

 Double D, a Double IPA from Fordham Dominion

 120 Minute, an Imperial IPA from Dogfish Head

 Go To IPA, a Session IPA from Stone 

 Arm Chair, a Dry Stout from Blue Point …and so many more! 

The draft lines rotate, so you’ll always have the chance to either try something new or enjoy  a craft beer that you’ve had before.  Severna Park Taphouse is a place where families are  welcomed, friendship is celebrated… and craft beer is savored!

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

July 15, 2016 – Shandy and Radler Beer Styles

Gotta love summertime. Yeah, it’s hot on some days, but we get to do so many things that only this time of the year offers.

With the rapid growth and popularity of India Pale Ales­­­IPAs­­­over the last 15 years, most breweries have made sure that they have at least one IPA in their portfolio of craft beers, even if their focus is on lagers. The concept of the IPA goes all the way back to the 1800’s when Great Britain brewed a higher alcohol ale to last on the six­month journey by ship from England to India.

Recently many craft breweries have looked to add lower alcohol products to their line­up of beer, ranging from brewing lagers to session IPAs­­­IPAs that have lower alcohol by volume­­­to brewing shandies and radlers.

Shandies and radlers are very similar, with the distinction between the two being that the shandy was conceived in England while the radler originated in Germany. Both styles, shandies and radlers, are made with a combination of a citrus or fruit beverage, and beer or ale. The result is a light, refreshing, usually slightly sweet, lower ABV beer. The two most common citrus additions are lemons and grapefruit, usually individually and not combined. Ginger, oranges, raspberries, black cherries, limes, cranberries and mangos are also used, again almost always as a single fruit blend.

With another hot weekend upon us, this is a great time to go on a craft beer adventure and try a shandy or a radler! Flying Dog makes Hibiscus Grapefruit Radler a delicious example of the radler style and is only 4.2% ABV. Del’s Shandy, brewed by Narragansett Beer is a lemon shandy that checks in at 4.7% ABV. Both are excellent and a nice way to spend a hot summer afternoon with family and friends.

Cheers!

Jefferson

The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

July 8, 2016 – Flying Dog – Dead Rise Summer Ale

When I visited Flying Dog Brewery a couple weeks ago, Chief Marketing Officer, Ben Savage, and Brewmaster, Ben Clark, and I savored a few craft beers and talked about their individual paths to joining Flying Dog. Last week, it was CMO Ben Savage’s story; this week, it’s Brewmaster Ben Clark’s turn.

Ben Clark’s inspiration for brewing beer came during some Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with family. His grandfather was a winemaker and one year, on a trip to the basement to get some wine for the holiday meal, Ben said he’d like to brew beer. But his grandfather said, “Don’t do it. It’s too hard.” And the challenge was on.

Ben had always liked working with his hands, from ceramics to gardening to making cheeses, so beer was the next, natural thing to do. After starting his career in the banking and finance world, Ben decided to take classes on brewing. As he was finishing up his initial brewing education, he applied for an entry level job at Flying Dog, just as the brewery was moving from Colorado to Maryland.

He started in the cellar, cleaning tanks, scrubbing floors, and slowly worked his way up through the ranks until being named Director of Brewery Operations. Two months ago, the title changed to Brewmaster, but the job remains the same: creating and brewing some of the best beer in the world!

One of those beers is Dead Rise Summer Ale, a craft beer that was first available in the Summer of 2014.

(Ben Clark talks)

So this weekend, have a Dead Rise Summer Ale and taste some of the spice of life! 

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

July 1, 2016 – Flying Dog – The History & Snake Dog

Maryland’s outstanding craft beer culture is the direct result of so many passionate and creative people in the craft beer industry and, as consumers, our love for craft beer! Last week, I had the chance to spend time at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick and sat down with Ben Savage, the Chief Marketing Officer, and Ben Clark, Flying Dog’s Brewmaster. During my visit, we talked about the formation of the brewery and sampled a few craft beers.
 
Ben Savage, the CMO, joined Flying Dog in 2010 as Flying Dog was looking at new ways to expand and enhance their profile as a brewery. After getting his degree as a film and marketing major, Ben worked for some Washington D.C. advertising agencies before the Flying Dog opportunity came along. Ben was a natural fit as a Maryland native, born and raised in Ellicott City, and someone who has always had a love for craft beer.
 
I asked Ben Savage about the Flying Dog story.
 
(Ben Savage talks)
 
Then we opened a bottle of Snake Dog IPA and Brewmaster Ben Clark described what has become one of their flagship beers.
 
(Ben Clark talks)
 
Next week, I’ll share Ben Clark’s path to his Brewmaster position at Flying Dog and hear Ben talk about another one of the beers he brews. Between now and then, have a few Snake Dog IPA’s!
 

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

June 24, 2016 – Devils Backbone’s 16 Point Imperial IPA

Last Thursday I attended a Devils Backbone Brewing beer tasting event at Woodberry Kitchen, in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. Devils Backbone has just released the latest beer in their Peak Series, 16 Point Imperial IPA, and last Thursday was my first chance to have this beer. I wish I would have had it sooner. It’s brewed with Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe hops and is incredible! If you see it on the menu or chalkboard at your favorite establishment, be sure to have one because it’s a limited release and is only available on draft. You will love it!

Devils Backbone started as a small brewpub in Roseland, Virginia in 2008 and has gone on to win Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup medals because of the quality of their craft beer. The Brewmaster today is the same one who helped establish the brewery: Jason Oliver. I had the chance to talk with Jason this week and hear about his path to becoming a world­class brewer.

Jason grew up in Howard County and attended Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. As he moved through his college years, he started to develop an interest in beer. After a just­ after­graduation job in Alaska, Jason came back to Maryland and while looking at a book on careers, he came across “Brewmaster” and knew immediately that this is what he wanted to do.

So Jason started home brewing. Then he started looking for a job in the brewing industry and landed an assistant position at Oliver Breweries in Baltimore. After a year and a half, he got his Master Brewer’s Program diploma from UC­Davis and returned to Maryland to take on a series of brewing jobs, most notably, six years brewing for Gordon­Biersch restaurants. Then it was the job that really changed it all: the first brewer at what was to become Devils Backbone Brewing.

As the popularity of Devils Backbone beers grew, it became clear the brewery needed more space and opened a 120 barrel brewery in Lexington, Virginia in 2012. The brewery specializes in German beer styles, but as you now know, they also make some excellent ales.

So if you get the chance, drink a 16 Point Imperial IPA from Devils Backbone, a limited release, crafted by Brewmaster Jason Oliver!

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

June 17, 2016 – Bel Air Beer Week – Part I

As you make your summertime plans, be sure to block some time in early August for the 2nd Annual Bel Air Beer Week! Last year’s 5-day event was so successful that this year, Bel Air Beer Week will be running for 9 days!
 
Earlier this week, I met with Shane McCarthy, the Beer Manager for Ronnie’s Beverage Warehouse and founder of Bel Air Beer Week, and Jerry Schmidt, the Store Manager at The Liquor Stop. Both of these men are highly knowledgeable and passionate about craft beer. Shane McCarthy’s inspiration for creating the first Bel Air Beer Week was purely from his desire to create a celebration of craft beer! I asked Shane to talk about the kick-off for this year’s Bel Air Beer Week.
 
(Shane McCarthy talks)
 
And the beer’s name? With A Little Hops From My Friends! Nice! Shane then talked about the first day of Bel Air Beer Week.
 
(Shane McCarthy talks)
 
I then asked Jerry Schmidt to talk about some of the other events for the week.
 
(Jerry Schmidt talks)
 
And Bel Air Beer Week wraps up on Saturday, August 13 th , the day of the Maryland State Barbeque Bash in downtown Bel Air! It’s going to be quite a week and I can’t wait! I’ll see you in Bel Air!
 

 

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 
 
June 10, 2016 – Hops & Vine Rewind Festival

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. This is such a great time of year. So many things to do, so many places to go, so much of life to live.
 
Grab a little piece of the easy livin’ next weekend, Father’s Day Weekend, at the Hops and Vine Rewind Festival on the grounds of Red Shedman Farm Brewery and Linganore Wine Cellars, in Mt. Airy. There will be craft beer, ciders, wine, Classic Rock, classic cars, art and crafts… all on the beautiful Red Shedman and Linganore Wine property.
 
I met with Red Shedman’s Vic Aellen this week and Vic has some new beers that are ready for this event!
 
(Audio: Red Shedman’s Vic Aellen)
 
Hmmmm. Coconut Porter. A little island flavor in Maryland…
 
(Audio: Red Shedman’s Vic Aellen)
 
While Vic and I talked, he also spoke with great passion about his cider, from his brand new Ginger Cider to Red Shedman’s increasingly popular Raspberry Cider. And while this Craft Beer on The Bay feature is focused on craft beer, ciders at this level are crafted as well and Vic Aellen has brewed a cider that smells and tastes like fresh raspberries.
 
Beer, cider, wine, Classic Rock and more… all happening next weekend at the Hops and Vine Rewind Festival at Red Shedman Farm Brewery in Mt. Airy.

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 
June 3, 2016 – Fruit Infused Craft Beer

The idea of adding fruit or vegetables to beer has been around for hundreds of years.  Over  the last 30 years, craft beer has increasingly become the richest and most interesting way  to enjoy beer.  Over this same time, brewers have found more and more ways to offer a  variety of styles to all of us, including infusing vegetables and fruit in the beer.  In the early  2000’s, the production and popularity of pumpkin beer and especially, pumpkin ale, started  to explode.  At the same time, beer brewed with fruit has also taken off!  Now, just in time  for summer, you can find a bunch of these delicious offerings at your favorite liquor store.  

Some are seasonal and some are year round.  The great news is that you have a lot of fruit  infused craft beers to… pick… from.  There are beers with peaches, blueberries,  strawberries, mango, pineapple, apricots, oranges, clementines, and raspberries.  Here are  a few to try:

 Baltimore’s Full Tilt brews Fleet Street Rasperry Wheat, a light wheat ale with  raspberries and a subtle sweetness.

 Dover, Delaware’s Dominion makes Cherry Blossom Lager with red sour cherries and  dark sweet cherries.

 Salisbury, Maryland’s Evolution has bottled Pine’Hop’Le this year, an IPA brewed with  pineapple juice.

 Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head makes Festina Peche, a somewhat bitter Weissbier  brewed with peaches.

 Baltimore’s Heavy Seas released Tropi Cannon this year, a mango, grapefruit and blood  orange infused IPA.

 Vermont’s Magic Hat has made a mark with Magic Hat #9, a very drinkable craft beer  with apricot flavors.

 Frederick, Maryland’s Flying Dog produces Bloodline Blood Orange Ale year round  featuring… blood oranges.

 Bar Harbor, Maine’s Atlantic Brewing puts fresh blueberries into their Bar Harbor  Blueberry Ale, an amber colored, yet, light ale.

And there are so many more.  As you explore, you’ll find some have pronounced fruit  flavors and some have more subtle notes.  And like all parts of your craft beer journey,  you’ll find a few that you will only have once and others that will become life­long favorites.

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

Email: jward@thebayonline.com

Twitter: @jwcraftbeerguy

 

May 27, 2016 – Key Brewing Company – Part II: The Beers

Last week, the Mike McDonald and Spike Owen, the two primary owners of Key Brewing  shared the story behind the formation of Key Brewing.  This week, Head Brewer, Mike  McDonald, describes the five main beers from Key.

(Mike McDonald audio)

So the next time you see a Key Brewing draught on the menu at your favorite  establishment, taste some of the good life with a Key Brewing beer.

Cheers!

Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy

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