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: 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...

CBoTB-Mad Tree Brewing

About a year and a half ago, Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Chris Leonard, and I got together to talk about collaboration in brewing.  During that conversation, he told me about...

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...