The brewing industry in Maryland was started in 1703 in Annapolis by Benjamin Fordham. Today, the Brewers Association of Maryland is committed to continuing the proud tradition of crafting world class beer. Maryland craft breweries support local communities and farmers, from small business owners to the family farm.
You'll find events and breweries in Central and Southern Maryland, the Capital Region and the Eastern Shore.
Baltimore-Washington Beer Works/RavenBeer
The Baltimore-Washington Beer Works was founded by Stephen Demczuk, who with Jim Seay and German beer importer Mr. Wolfgang Stark, styled a beer that would be appealing to the masses, drinkable and enjoyed by all. With the assistance of master brewer Mr. Hans-Martin Walz, came The Raven, a beer brewed in the honor of Baltimore's literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe.
The Brewer's Art
Set in a grand Mt. Vernon townhouse, The
Brewer's Art offers many temptations for your palate. Chef Dave Newman's seasonally changing menus feature meats, fish, seafood, pasta, vegetarian offerings, and homemade desserts.
1106 North Charles Street
(410) 547 -6925
DOG Brewing Company
Located in scenic Westminster, MD, between Baltimore and Frederick, DOG Brewing Company is a production brewery which produces fresh local beers for Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse in Baltimore and Columbia, Maryland. The beers can also be found at retail fine liquor stores throughout Central Maryland.
1203 New Windsor Road
Westminster, MD 21158
Ellicott Mills Brewing Co
Ellicott Mills prides itself on keeping the formula simple. It imports the finest ingredients from the four corners of the globe to brew the finest beers in the region. A professional staff makes great food that won't empty your wallet.
8308 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD
Heavy Seas Beer
Heavy Seas Beer, founded in 1995 by High Sisson, is the oldest craft brewery in Maryland. Its fleets number over 20 styles of beer, and it is continually exploring different treatments, including cask conditioning and barrel aging.
4615 Hollins Ferry Road
JailBreak Brewing Company
Jailbreak invites you to stop by their taproom and discover their personal version of a Jailbreak, interpreted through a host of artisanal and diverse beer selections.
9445 Washington Blvd, Ste F,
Laurel, MD 20723
Johansson's Dining House and Restaurant
This English Style Tavern, which is home to Westminster Maryland's original brewing company, serves several of its own brews, including Hoodle Head Pale Ale, Whistle Stop Amber, and Honest Ale.
4 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Oliver Breweries/Pratt Street Ale House
This restaurant and brew pub is located in an historic 19th century building in the heart of downtown Baltimore, across from the Baltimore Convention Center and a short walk from most of the major city hotels, theaters, Baltimore Arena and the Stadiums.
206 W Pratt St
Peabody Heights Brewery
Peabody Heights Brewery is the work of three entrepreneurs who wanted to bring new life Baltimore's long and storied tradition of brewing. Stephen Demzcuk, owner of RavenBeer, has joined forces with J. Hollis B. Albert III, a local Baltimore businessman, and Patrick Beille of France to bring this dream to life.
401 East 30th St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tap House and Brewery Frisco
6695 Dobbin Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Red Brick Station Restaurant and Brewpub
In the tradition of English pubs, Red Brick Station brews great tasting English style beers and features several English dishes. The chefs, who take great care in their "comfort food"-inspired dishes, are committed to making sure your dining experience is a great one.
8149 HoneyGo Blvd.
White Marsh, MD 21236
Ruhlman Brewery LLC - "OUR ALES"
Ruhlman Brewery LLC was formed in early 2011 as a family oriented brewery with production starting in July, 2012. The "OUR ALES" brand was developed to make everyone feel like part of the brewery.
2300 Harvey Gummel Rd
Hampstead, MD 21074
Union Craft Brewing Co
Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, Union Craft Brewing Company makes good beer and good company. With reverence for tradition and place, it brews beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor.
1700 D Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Jason and Cindy Mullikin brew their beer on a 15 bbl system and offer 5 beers year-round, as well as a few seasonal and specialty beers. Mully's Brewery is open to the public on the weekends to tour the facility, sample the different styles of beer, learn about the beer making process, and of course, enjoy great company.
141 Schooner Lane, #15
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
The Ruddy Duck Brewery and Grill
The Ruddy Duck Brewery and Grill is a fun, family oriented restaurant that celebrates the marriage of great food and freshly brewed beer. A passion for home cooking and brewing and a love of entertaining are expressed in the craftsmanship of the ales, the warmth of the environment, and the quality of the food.
13200 Dowell Rd.
Dowell, Maryland 20629
Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery
Barley and Hops' provides a casual, welcoming environment for those shopping and antiquing at the local mall or entertaining guests from out of town.
5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21704
Baying Hound Aleworks
The brewery produces small-batch experimental beers and three flagships ales. Baying Hound beers are unpasteurized, unfiltered, and made with the highest quality ingredients. Baying Hound: Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Unleashed.
1108 Taft St.
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Brewer's Alley Restaurant
Enjoy the house beers at a distinctive bar, and be sure to visit the beautiful dining rooms for some of the finest culinary creations you will eat! Situated in the heart of Historic Frederick, Maryland, Brewer's Alley has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike.
124 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 631-0089
DuClaw Brewing Company
For handcrafted beers with tastes and flavors as provocative as their names (Misfit Red, Bare Ass Blonde Ale, HellRazer, etc.) and an eclectic food menu, visit DuClaw Brewing Company locations in Bel Air, Arundel Mills Mall, Bowie Town Center and at BWI Airport.
4000 Town Center Boulevard
Flying Dog Brewery
As Dr. Gonzo once stated, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro," so today Flying Dog Brewery ships more than 400,000 cases a year across the U.S from its facility in the Fredrick, MD. The Brewery utilizes cutting-edge technologies to ensure the same great drinking experience time after time.
4607 Wedgewood Boulevard
Frederick, MD (301) 694-7899
Franklin's is a unique blend of great food and beer combined with upscale, practical, and offbeat shopping. The nail bins now hold penny candy and toys, and the shelves, once full of hardware and cans of paint, are now stocked with the modern “essentials:” rubber chickens, Legos, chocolate body paint and hot sauces!
5121 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD (301) 927-2740
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Fresh, handcrafted beer and premium, made-from-scratch food, all served up in a friendly and fun atmosphere: that's what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about.
Unit A, 200 East Middle Ln
Growler's of Gaithersburg
Growler's features a small brewery that offers a constant selection of new, creative, and sometimes eccentric brews to complement its house menu. So, whether you are a purist or an adventurer, the you will always find something on tap to suit your tastes.
227 E Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm
Milkhouse is the Maryland's first farm brewery under the new law. Enjoy handcrafted fine beer with ingredients grown on Stillpoint Farm in Frederick County, Maryland.
8253 Dollyhyde Road
Mt Airy, MD 21771
Monocacy Brewing Co
Each beer is proudly brewed and packaged in historic Frederick, MD. Monocacy Brewing Co strives to be a great neighbor and representative of Frederick's local allure.
1781 N Market St,
Frederick, MD 21701
Backshore Brewing Co.
Backshore Brewing Co. employees brew the beer in the salty air with their toes in the sand and the sun on their faces and hope you have as much fun drinking Shorebilly Beer as they have making it.
10 St. & Boardwalk
Ocean City, MD 21842
Mail: PO Box 480, Ocean City, MD 21843
Eastern Shore Brewing
All beers are brewed on the premises and handcrafted with the finest ingredients. Guests are encouraged to stop by the eclectically decorated tasting room at 605 S. Talbot St. in the Mill of St, Michaels, MD, and sample a variety of brews guaranteed to please a vast spectrum of beer enthusiasts. 605South Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Evolution Craft Brewing Company is a small batch brewery located in Salisbury, Maryland. With a passion for creating great beers, they are on an adventure of beer evolution! Selling various beers at the brewery in Growlers, they will fill you up for just the cost of the beer each time you bring back the empty growler.
200 Elmwood Street
Burley Oak Brewing Company
The brewery itself was originally a Cooperage - making oak barrels to fill with local produce and seafood to ship off to Baltimore in the early 1900's. Burley Oak has brought barrels back to the building to aid in the aging of their hand-crafted ales.
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd.
Berlin, MD (443) 513-4647
View more Insiders Guides to Maryland.
Howard County Beer Week, April, Howard County
St. Michaels Brew Festival, May, St. Michaels in Talbot County
Frederick Beer Week, May, Frederick
Maryland Craft Beer Festival, May, Frederick
Cambridge Beer Festival, May, Dorchester County
Frederick Oktoberfest, September, Frederick County Fairgrounds, Frederick
Good Beer Festival, October, Salisbury
Baltimore Beer Week, October, Baltimore City
Oktoberfest and Folk Festival, October. Charles County Fairgrounds, LaPlata
Maryland Brewers' Oktoberfest, October. Baltimore County Fairgrounds, Timonium
Ocean City Oktoberfest, October at Ocean City Convention Center, Worcester County
Gaithersburg Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, October, Montgomery County
Trapp-toberFEST, October, Trappe, Talbot County