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Old 07-06-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Frederick, MD just keeps getting better

Home to Flying Dog, a couple of good brew pubs. (Love me some Brewer's Alley), and now open is the Roast House Pub. 20 beers on tap, including a Flanders Red as of last weekend. How many places actually put a sour beer on tap? The food was good, and they'll do 50 cent 1oz tasters which is great. My only complaint is that I think they are in waaaaaaaaaay too small of a venue. They remodeled the Philly's Cheesesteak place and for the quality of food + beer variety I know its going to take off. Beer prices were above average, but reasonable for the selection being offered. The place is behind Lowes on 355, by grove road. Check it out!

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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Great to hear! I am newly signed up to this forum, and saw this pub forum and was going to post up about this place!

I have not yet gone, but plan to tomorrow night. What other beers are on tap?

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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Also getting better because now Flying Dog is lifting their self imposing block on brewery tours, as they are now not limited to the amount of sampling that they can provide.

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Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be back down your way at the end of the month to spend some time on the Catoctin trail. Always hit Brewer's Alley. Have to try this place too.

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As someone who is actually from the MD/DC/VA area (there are so few these days), there really aren't that many great breweries in the state. It is odd that a town like Fredrick has 3 different places. It is actually a great little town and if for some reason you have to live in the MD/DC/VA area, I highly suggest you check this town out. That is about all that the DC area has that is good for beer plus Hook & Ladder and maybe Shenandoah (but they are closing?) , and calling Fredrick the DC area is a stretch.

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Old 08-19-2011, 02:16 AM   #6
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As someone who is actually from the MD/DC/VA area (there are so few these days), there really aren't that many great breweries in the state. It is odd that a town like Fredrick has 3 different places. It is actually a great little town and if for some reason you have to live in the MD/DC/VA area, I highly suggest you check this town out. That is about all that the DC area has that is good for beer plus Hook & Ladder and maybe Shenandoah (but they are closing?) , and calling Fredrick the DC area is a stretch.
Grown up in Virginia all my life (McLean), just moved to Germantown, work in D.C. and my sister has lived in Frederick for 10 years. I think you maybe referring to just the dc metro area as not having good breweries? Cause there are a lot of brewpubs/beer serving establishments. Virginia had Old Dominion for years (recently partnered/bought by Fordham and Reside in Delaware) ad still has a tap house in ashburn, There is a new brewery - Port City, in Alexandria. There are brewpubs like Capitol City and Rock Bottom also Dogfish Head Ale Houses. Lets move to Maryland for breweries now - Flying Dog (Frederick), Clipper City (formerly heavy seas in Baltimore), DuClaw, Fordham started as a brewpub in Annapolis, Ram's Head Tavern I beleive. Brewpubs are around Maryland as well, been to Pratt St Alehouse in Baltimore. MD has rock bottom chains and Barley and Hops is one in Frederick the OP didn't mention. Also, what DC lacks in Breweries, they do have a decent amount of restaurants/bars that provide a solid beer list: Biergarten Haus, Bier Baron, RFD, Churchkey etc.

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I will note that things have expanded the past 5-10 years. Port city started in the past like 6 months i think.

I will agree that Frederick is Great! And I am glad they have the beer presence that they do. Having breweries in local cities is great! I will probably try and visit this new place in Frederick, thanks for the heads up Fusorfodder
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... and if for some reason you have to live in the MD/DC/VA area
I DEF AGREE with that... I would love to leave, but job security and family is around the area
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Spent most of '09 there. Check out Barley and Hops too for a brewpub. That was my local hangout when I was there.

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I'm a Frederick resident myself. Haven't heard of this place, but I'll be checking it out real soon. Thanks!

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Yea I just was speaking of Breweries in the DC metro. I did forget Old Dominion and the few times I did have it, I really enjoyed their beer. Baltimore does have a few good places too.

Ah, Mclean. Lived there for about a year. I actually still go back to Vienna/Tysons a lot for work and recently got lost because of all the new construction. But that is how most of the DC metro area is. Expand as fast as possible to support all the transplants.

I feel ya about not being able to move. As much as people want to complain about rough economic times, DC metro never really had that problem. You just don't understand how bad it is until you move to a different area. Thankfully my job is still in DC, but I can live wherever i want

Next time I'm down, I'll have to check out Port City

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