Maryland Brewers Rock

Maryland brewers
They don’t brew for the awards
But it’s nice to win

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Four Maryland brewers took home 7 medals for beer from the Great American Beer Fest. Plus, Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and brewer Robert Malone won Best Mid-Size Brewery and Mid-Size Brewery Brewer of the Year.

Medal winning Maryland brews include:

Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and BreweryBrewer’s Alley India Pale AleBronzeEnglish-Style India Pale Ale
Clipper City Brewing Co.Clipper City Marzhon Vienna LagerBronzeVienna Style Lager
DOG Brewing Co.Pub Dog Black Dog StoutBronzeClassic Irish Style Dry Stout
Flying Dog BreweryHorn Dog Vintage 2007GoldAged Beer
Flying Dog BreweryDogtoberfestGoldGerman Style Märzen
Flying Dog BreweryGonzo Imperial PorterGoldImperial Stout
Flying Dog BreweryBarrel Aged GonzoSilverWood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

See all 2009 GABF medal winners.

Maryland came in 10th place in terms of medals won. Neighboring states Virginia and Pennsylvania came in 8th with 8 medals and 5th with 12 respectively. Once again Colorado and California dominated with the most entries and the most wins.

I think the key take-away is that we have a world class group of brewers here in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. We need to proudly support them as beer consumers and clear away the archaic legal barriers so they can thrive.

Thing of the day: Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware Breweries