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Best Breweries to Visit in the Mid-Atlantic?


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#1 BSLMichaelWeber

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

I am planning on writing an article (or series of articles) where I rank the best breweries to visit in this region. 

 

I still plan on visiting a few more (visiting brand new Suspended Brewing in Pigtown today) before I start writing. So if anyone has any suggestions or just thoughts on this topic, feel free to post.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Never been to Union but it looks awesome.

Vanish is a must. Awesome space. Bring you kids and/or dog.

Flying Dog is a cool visit.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:51 PM

Union Craft Brewing
Diamondback Brewing
Manor Hill Brewing
Oliver Brewing
Hysteria Brewing
Waverly Brewing
Peabody Heights Brewing

Monument City Brewing

Charm City Meadworks
Black Flag Brewing
 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

Never been to Union but it looks awesome.

Vanish is a must. Awesome space. Bring you kids and/or dog.

Flying Dog is a cool visit.

 

I've been to the others, but hadn't even heard of Vanish so thanks for that. The location may make it hard for me to get out there within the timeline I want to get this article done by, but it can always be updated in the future.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

Union Craft Brewing
Diamondback Brewing
Manor Hill Brewing
Oliver Brewing
Hysteria Brewing
Waverly Brewing
Peabody Heights Brewing

Monument City Brewing

Charm City Meadworks
Black Flag Brewing
 

 

I've been to almost all of these and have plans on going to the ones I haven't in the near future. 

 

One of those will be ranked rather highly and some others could make the list, especially if I expand it past 10. 


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

Ellicott Mills Brewing Co.
Red Brick Station
The Brewers Art

 

Cheating a bit with these ones, but still good to visit.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

The douche chills in this thread.

 

Enough to make the mountains blue?


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:01 PM

Enough to make the mountains blue?


Solid burn haha.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:43 PM

I am planning on writing an article (or series of articles) where I rank the best breweries to visit in this region. 

 

I still plan on visiting a few more (visiting brand new Suspended Brewing in Pigtown today) before I start writing. So if anyone has any suggestions or just thoughts on this topic, feel free to post.

 

How was Suspended? I've been meaning to check out the place


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

How was Suspended? I've been meaning to check out the place

 

Just got back. They only have 4 beers of their own on tap right now, but one was tremendous, two were quite good, and the other was solid. Based on the vision presented by the brewmaster during the tour and the beer itself, I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes Baltimore's best brewery in the not so distant future.

 

Note that I don't think that bar is as high as in some other places as Baltimore has a decent amount of breweries, but none are elite IMO.

 

BTW, in terms of checking it out, they still haven't opened for normal business hours, but they just started having tours and tastings on weekends for $12. This weekend sold out in advance.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

Vanish is better in the spring/summer/fall. So don’t rush there.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

Just got back. They only have 4 beers of their own on tap right now, but one was tremendous, two were quite good, and the other was solid. Based on the vision presented by the brewmaster during the tour and the beer itself, I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes Baltimore's best brewery in the not so distant future.

 

Note that I don't think that bar is as high as some other places as Baltimore has a decent amount of breweries, but none are elite IMO.

 

BTW, in terms of checking it out, they still haven't opened for normal business hours, but they just started having tours and tastings on weekends for $12. This weekend sold out in advance.

It's all about preference, but Union is my favorite. I'd call it elite by beer standards, though the brewery/bar itself isn't much. But picnic tables and cornhole outside, friends, great beer, that's all I need. I can't wait to see their new space. 

 

If anyone hasn't tried their AM Gold yet, go down there and do that, and you'll want to take a growler home. 


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

I have created a rubric and scored around 40 breweries. #beergeek  #douchechillz

 

Having two unexpected days off certainly helped with the productivity. 


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:01 PM

I have created a rubric and scored around 40 breweries. #beergeek  #douchechillz

 

Having two unexpected days off certainly helped with the productivity. 

 

https://docs.google....Xn6jhQ/viewform


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