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CBoTB: Nanticoke Nectar from RaR Brewing

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, I am unable to visit breweries.  Subsequently, we are repeating Craft Beer on The Bay blogs and podcasts from the last six years.  This is Craft Beer on The Bay featuring RaR Brewing from October 28, 2016.

A couple weeks ago, my wife and I took a drive to the Eastern Shore and stopped in Cambridge to visit with Chris Brohawn who, along with business partner and long-time friend, J.T. Merryweather, own Real Ale Revival Brewing, better known as RaR Brewing.

In 2009, Chris and J.T. got together with some friends and built a better-than-average homebrewing system, set it up in a back room at a friend’s restaurant and started brewing all grain beer, with no extracts.  What started as something that was simply fun to do quickly became a big part of their lives.  Here’s Chris Brohawn.

(RaR’s Chris Brohawn talks)

That was 2012.  And that plan helped them receive some money from a private investor, money that helped them get a small business loan from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  UMES had set up a program for small businesses that wanted to help revitalize downtown Cambridge.  They then found an old pool hall and started building the brewery in January 2013.  In August that year, they opened the doors to their taproom.  And, in March of 2014, they hired Randy Mills as their brewmaster and became a fully operational craft brewery in downtown Cambridge.

RaR makes some great craft beer, including their flagship beer, Nanticoke Nectar.

(RaR’s Chris Brohawn talks)

Nanticoke Nectar is an awesome IPA and something you absolutely must try.  It is… delicious!



The Craft Beer Guy


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