Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Out and About: Brewer’s Alley

Last updated on August 18, 2010 by Liza Hawkins

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I’ve been to Brewer’s Alley in Frederick dozens of times, but last night was the first time I’ve been there when they introduced a brand new beer to the tap. Just as I finished my first sip of wine (I know, wine at a brewery, blah-blah-blah), the bartender called everyone’s attention as the head brewer, Maggie Lenz, stepped out onto the floor. She unveiled the Great Frederick Fair 2009 Homebrew competition Best of Show winner – BROWN ALE. And as winner, this homebrewer gets his beer brewed for the next month on site at Brewer’s Alley. How cool is that?!

The bartender gave out free samples, and suddenly I looked at my glass of Pinot Grigio wishing I instead had a pint of the Brown Ale! Oh well. Definitely worth a try if you’re in the area sometime in the next month!

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

2 Comments on “Out and About: Brewer’s Alley

  1. Really like microbrews…hubby and I go to Iron Hill Brewery sometimes. There’s a new one that opened in NJ, not far from my house. Microbrew is what turned me on to beer. I love the different flavors that you can experience with a microbrew – beers like Coors and Bud just don’t cut it!

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