Craft Beer Blog

CBoTB: Barrel Aged Craft Beer

Beer has been aged in wooden barrels for centuries, but as technology changed, wooden barrels were put aside and ultimately stainless steel became the primary material for brewing systems. ...

CBoTB: Independent Brewing – Part II: The Art of 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...

CBoTB: Nano Breweries

In the early 1980’s, the beer world started to change because of the very slow, but very real emergence of craft breweries.  For the first time in decades, instead...

CBoTB: Four Beers in Four Days

Another great weekend is here, and this one’s a little longer!  I know some people think of Labor Day Weekend as the unofficial end of summer, but like a...

CBoTB-Cigar City Brewing

Like you, I enjoy trying new beers, whether from a brewery I already know well and love, or from a brewery I’ve never heard of.  And, I suspect that...

CBOTB: Farm Breweries

Over the last six years, the Maryland General Assembly has passed a series of laws that have provided opportunities for breweries to increase beer production and expand where and...

CBoTB: Key Brewing Company

Key Brewing is about to celebrate their 5th Anniversary of brewing craft beer in Dundalk.  The quality, variety and creativity behind their beers has led them to emerge as...

CBoTB: Triple IPA Taste Test

Triple IPA Taste Test Last week I talked about the many sub-styles within the IPA beer style: traditional IPA, Double, Triple, Imperial, Tropical, Black, West Coast, New England, Milkshake,...