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Craft Beer, Here: Last Chance to Enter Homebrew Contest

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Last Chance to Enter Homebrew Contest

The deadline for DuClaw Brewing’s H.E.R.O. Homebrew contest is approaching fast — there’s pretty much no time to get a new batch going before the April 18 cutoff, but if you have a recipe and some bottles on hand you might want to think about getting in on it.

Last year’s winning brew, a chocolate peanut butter porter cooked up by Tony Huckestein and Doug DeLeo, was wildly popular, selling out within a month and raising more than $15,000 for the Cool Kids Campaign's Learning Center.

The contest allows beer fans to enter their own tasty creations for the chance to have their beer brewed by the DuClaw brewmasters — then it’ll be sold in DuClaw restaurants and select other vendors. Proceeds from the sale of the winning brew will be donated to a charity of the winners choice.

According to a press release from DuClaw, the winner (and their winning brew) will be announced in May, just in time for American Craft Beer Week on May 14, 2012.

Maryland Craft Beer Festival Tickets on Sale

Tickets recently went on sale for the Maryland Craft Beer Festival, held in Frederick on May 12.

Celebrate the beginning of American Craft Beer week with a trip to see our neighbors out west and taste some of Maryland’s finest brews from:

  • Barley and Hops
  • Baltimore-Washington Beer Works
  • Brewer’s Alley
  • The Brewer’s Art
  • DuClaw Brewing Company
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
  • Flying Dog
  • Franklin’s
  • Growlers
  • Heavy Seas
  • Pub Dog
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Oliver’s Ales

Frisco Grill and Tap House Launches New Microbrewery

Patch’s own Andrew Metcalf recently reported that Frisco Grill, known for delicious burritos and a great beer selection, is ready to start brewing.

Owner Adam Carton jokingly told Columbia Patch that their first batch would be a quadruple India pale ale.

For the full story, check out Columbia Patch

Draft Magazine Names Baltimore Among the Best Beer Cities

The March/April 2012 edition of Draft Magazine features a shout out to all things Charm City in the beer world.

If you don’t know your way around the brewing underbelly of your home city, this is definitely an article to check out.

New Startup Allows Users to Digitally Gift Drinks

North Baltimore Patch’s Adam Bednar recently wrote a story about a cool service that bring together the best of social media with the best thing in the world: beer.

BeerGivr is a Baltimore-based internet service that allows users to buy a beer for their drinking buddies when they can’t make it to the bar.

Currently, the service is only available at a handful of bars in Baltimore and one (Frisco Taphouse and Grill) in Columbia, but they’re looking to expand.

Read the full story on North Baltimore Patch.

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