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Welcome to 100.7 The Bay’s Craft Beer Blog from Jefferson The Craft Beer Guy!

Note: Blogs are the written form of the Craft Beer on The Bay podcast.  To listen, click “Podcast”, above.

CBoTB-True Respite Brewing

It was 2014 when the husband and wife team of Brendan and Bailey O’Leary made the decision to open a brewery.  Brendan had been brewing at home for several...

CBoTB-Lawnmower Beers

With so many rich and complex craft beer choices, it’s easy to overlook beer that is brewed to be true to its style.  Beers are now commonly aged in...

CBoTB-Waredaca Brewing Company

When the Maryland General Assembly passed the farm brewery bill in July 2014, it gave farmers a new option about how to make their farms profitable.  Since then, farm...

CBoTB-Maryland Craft Beer Festival

It’s just two weeks away—the 5th annual Maryland Craft Beer Festival, one of four signature events for the Brewers Association of Maryland.  I got together with Jim Bauckman, the...

CBoTB-Black Flag Brewing Company

When Brian Gaylor started brewing beer in his parent’s garage, it was a weekend hobby while working in IT.  But IT wasn’t Brian Gaylor’s passion; brewing beer was.  As...

CBoTB- Gold Medals for RavenBeer!

Whether you’re already well into your craft beer journey, or if you’re just beginning to try craft beer, one of the best experiences you can have is to drink...

CBoTB-Beer-of-the-Month Clubs

When you and I walk into our local liquor store, we continue to find more and more craft beers from the rapidly growing craft beer industry.  And while distribution...

CBoTB- Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

It’s March 1st and the countdown is on for one of my favorite days of the year—St. Patrick’s Day!  I love the spirit of the day, the camaraderie       that...

CBoTB-Belgian Beer Fest 2019

It’s a big weekend for Baltimore… and beyond.  Beginning today, people from all over the country will be coming to Belgian Beer Fest 2019 and then on Monday Sour...

CBoTB-Celebrating American Pale Ales

I am, admittedly, a “hop-head” and absolutely love IPAs.  My love affair with IPAs began in 2000 and my love for this style has only grown.  And IPAs continue...

CBoTB-Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

I remember the first time I had a Dogfish Head craft beer.  It was about twenty years ago, and I had read about the inventiveness of Dogfish Head founder...

CBoTB-Mad Tree Brewing

Part of the magic of the Holiday Season is the time we spend with family and friends.  Last Friday, my brother and sister-in-law arrived for a weekend visit, driving...

CBoTB-A Craft Beer Quest

The craft beer journey is filled with many different experiences.  Some of them are simple and easy, like enjoying a delicious craft beer at home, or in our favorite...

CBoTB-Inverness Brewing

Yesterday, I visited the very new Inverness Brewing taproom and brewery in Monkton and spent time with owners Sandy and Ray Frank and their head brewer, Tom Davidson.  Inverness...

CBoTB-Sours

November 23, 2018 – Sours Over the last several years, a lesser known beer style has been steadily making some noise and gaining popularity.  As you know, I’m a...

CBoTB-Seasonal Releases

Seasonal Releases The leaves are changing, the air is a little cooler, and the Christmas and Holiday Season is just around the corner.  These are fantastic Fall days.  We...

CBoTB-Southern Tier Pumking!

With Thanksgiving just 13 days away, our thoughts turn to family, friends, football, turkey, pumpkin pie and… beer! In 2008, I was living in the Philadelphia area and exploring...

The Last Three Days of BBW!

The Last Three Days of BBW! We are heading into the home stretch for the 10th Annual Baltimore Beer Week with the celebration wrapping up on Sunday.  There are...

Beer Flights

One of the cool aspects of most brewery taprooms is that there are a lot of different beers on draft.  Whether you’ve been drinking craft beer for years, or...

Waverly Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary!

It was just three years ago when Waverly Brewing first opened its doors to thirsty craft beer drinkers! Waverly has one of the most interesting taprooms you’ll find anywhere...

Harford County Beer Week

Three years ago, the town of Bel Air in Harford County presented Bel Air Beer Week for the very first time. Now, in its third year, the event has...

Cellaring Beer – One Year Later

Back in January, I talked about cellaring beer; the practice of taking certain beers and letting them age in cool, dark spaces. Being in a cooler, darker space is...

Denizens Brewing Company

July 2014 was an important time for Julie Verratti, Emily Bruno and Jeff Ramirez, the three founders of Denizens Brewing Company. They had found a great location for their...

Revive! Divine Food & Divine Beer!

Imagine an event set in a spectacular historic building with beautiful landscaping. As you walk through the hallways and rooms, at every turn you find a restaurant with amazing...

B.C. Brewery

Over the last four years, brewery taprooms have taken on a steadily increasing importance for every craft brewery. While the design and concept for every taproom remains unique, the...

Slate Farm Brewery

When the Maryland General Assembly passed the farm brewery bill in 2014, a new way to enjoy beer was about to become a reality for craft beer enthusiasts everywhere!...

The Innovation Brewhouse at Heavy Seas

When Hugh Sisson founded Clipper City Brewing in 1995, everything he did was innovative. As an industry, craft beer was in its infancy. Innovation was part of Hugh Sisson’s...

Revive! Divine Food & Divine Beer!

Imagine an event set in a spectacular historic building with beautiful landscaping. As you walk through the hallways and rooms, at every turn you find a restaurant with amazing...

Live from Union Craft Brewing!

Back in February, I caught up with Jon Zerivitz, one of the three founders of Union Craft Brewing. At the time, Jon and business partners, Adam Benesch and Kevin...

Diamondback Brewing

It was just about a year ago when I first met Colin Marshall of Diamondback Brewing. Colin, along with Francis Smith and Tom Foster founded Diamondback Brewing and are...

Checkerspot Brewing

There is no standard blueprint for starting a craft brewery. But there is a common theme that all great craft breweries share: a love for making beer. Judy Neff,...