Craft Beer Blog

             

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-Troegs Brewing Company-History

I visited Troegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, Pennsylvania earlier this week and quickly saw that a key component to Troegs success is the teamwork that this talented group of...

CBoTB-Independent Brewing’s Funkhouse!

Welcome to the Funkhouse, Independent Brewing’s second—and new—taproom at their Bel Air Brewery.  Independent Brewing’s Founder, Phil Rhudy, and I got together a couple days ago in Independent’s cool...

CBoTB-Cellaring Beer

Over the last several years, barrel-aged beers have become available from more and more breweries.  The surge in popularity of sour beers, in particular, has led brewers to use...

CBoTB-DuClaw Brewing-Part II: Change

Last week, DuClaw Brewing Founder Dave Benfield filled us in on the evolution of the brewery, from start-up to today.  While DuClaw has always been successful, they are building...

CBoTB-Oktoberfest 2019 

A celebration that is now 209 years old, kicks off in just over a week!  Yes, Oktoberfest actually starts in September!  Oktoberfest—spelled with a “k”—was first held in 1810...

CBoTB-Manor Hill Brewing’s Growth

Manor Hill Brewing started operating as Howard County’s first farm brewery in July 2015 and is located on the beautiful Marriner family farm in Ellicott City.  Earlier this week,...

CBoTB-Nano Breweries

In the early 1980’s, the mass produced beer world started to change because of the very slow, but very real emergence of craft breweries.  Throughout the 80’s and most...

CBoTB-Falling Branch Brewery-2019 Update!

I stopped by Falling Branch Brewery Wednesday afternoon and spent some time with Falling Branch Founder Alex Galbreath, Head Brewer Grant Pfeiffer and Full-Time Brewer Mike LaHatte.  The four...

CBoTB-Jobs in Craft Brewing

The continued growth in craft brewing has meant there are a lot more of a lot of things: breweries, beers, variations on styles, packaging designs, craft beer tap houses,...

CBoTB-Jailbreak Brewing

When Justin Bonner and Casey Turner founded Jailbreak Brewing in Laurel in April 2014, their initial design featured a large and warm taproom with a floor to ceiling view...

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...