Craft Beer Blog

 

             

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

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

CBoTB: Mixed Six Packs

A few weeks ago, just before Christmas, 100.7 The Bay’s Colleen Carew surprised me with a Christmas gift of a mixed six-pack of beer.  As I was looking through...

CBoTB: Great Lakes Brewing

It was late September last year and I got an unexpected piece of good news about craft beer!  Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing was going to begin distribution in Maryland!...

CBoTB: Ten Eyck Brewing-Part II

Last week, Ten Eyck Brewing’s Founder and Head Brewer, Nicki Sener, told us about why she chose the Ten Eyck family name for the brewery, her path into brewing,...

CBoTB: Harford County Libation Trail

Like all Maryland counties, Harford County has seen a steady increase in the number of craft breweries over the last five years.  Now with six craft breweries in operation,...

CBoTB: Flood Zone Brewery-Part III

In this Part III on Union Bridge, Maryland’s Flood Zone Brewery, Head Brewer Keith Waybright and I taste and talk about some of their beers.  The first beer was...

Flood Zone Brewery – Part II

Last week, Flood Zone Brewery’s Keith Waybright shared his journey from home brewer to becoming Head Brewer at this new craft brewery in Union Bridge.  Keith also told us...

CBoTB: Flood Zone Brewery-Part I

Two weeks ago, on a beautiful Fall day very much like today, I drove to Union Bridge to visit another new Maryland craft brewery.  Flood Zone Brewery opened on...

CBoTB: Three New Beers from DuClaw!

The story of DuClaw Brewing is a great one.  After more than 20 years of operation, DuClaw reinvented itself in 2017, making radical and wonderful changes in their brewing...

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: 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,...

CBoTB: Pilsners in Summer!

When I first started drinking craft beer a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there weren’t many available.  At that time, I was drinking imported beer,...

CBoTB: Locally Grown Ingredients

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, I have been unable to visit craft breweries for the last four months.  As a result, we are repeating Craft Beer on The Bay...

CBoTB: Yards Brewing Company

The year was 1994.  I was living in Philadelphia and already well into my craft beer journey and was looking for every craft beer I could find.  The internet...

CBoTB: Waverly 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: Hops Effect on Beer – Part I

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: 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: Ruhlman Brewing Company

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: Maui Brewing Company

The bucket list.  Some people think of that as a list of things to do before you “kick the bucket”.  I prefer to think about the concept as being...

CBoTB: Sam Adams Utopias

This past December at the 100.7 The Bay Christmas Party, the staff got together and gave me a gift of a beer that I thought I’d never have simply...