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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- Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin

Summertime isn’t a time that I naturally gravitate toward drinking stouts, but it’s a style that I’ve always enjoyed, regardless of the time of year.  Like you, I typically...

CBoTB-Taste Test on Two New IPAs

One of the aspects of the craft beer adventure that I’ve always enjoyed is the discovery of amazing new beers.  Like you, I’ve had times when I bought something...

CBoTB: 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...

CBoTB: Ten Eyck Brewing

Back in mid-November, I received a phone call from a Scott Campbell asking if I’d consider doing a Craft Beer on The Bay feature on Ten Eyck Brewing, a...

CBoTB: Maine Blueberry Ale from UFO

About five years ago, a trend began in craft brewing where brewers were beginning to offer beers that were unfiltered—beers where the yeast is intentionally left in the beer. ...

CBoTB: The White Oak Tavern

It was just ten years ago when sister and brother Clare and Peter Frey started to talk about opening their own restaurant.  With years of experience in the restaurant...

CBoTB: Double Mind Haze from Firestone Walker

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, an outstanding brewery located in Paso Robles, California.   Adam Firestone and David Walker, two brothers-in-law in Los Olivos,...

CBoTB: Hopkins Farm Brewery-Part II

Last week, Hopkins Farm Brewery Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Aaron Hopkins, told us about the beginning days of his brewing career where a book-signing event with Dogfish Head Brewing’s Sam...

CBoTB: Evolution Craft Brewing

Let’s zoom back 13 years.  It’s late 2008 on the Eastern Shore, near Salisbury, and rumors are circulating that a craft brewery might be opening.  This was especially big...

CBoTB: Gunpowder Falls Brewing

As the amazing world of craft beer keeps growing and changing, we not only get to enjoy new craft beer, but we also get to enjoy recipes that have...

CBoTB: Stouts

While it’s hard to know exactly what St. Patrick’s Day will be like this year, it’s still a day to celebrate life!  And this year, like every year, I...

CBoTB: Barleywine

Wintertime in Baltimore.  Snow on the ground.  Icy winds.  Bitter cold.  And the perfect time to drink a Barleywine.     If you’re not familiar with Barleywine, it’s simply another...

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,...