Archive - July 2017

On Tap: Hop’Solutely by Fegley’s Brew Works

You don’t see many Triple IPAs… by the time one achieves the powerful flavor and significant ABV of a Double IPA, most brewers are ready to call it a day. But that’s what makes Hop’Solutely by Fegley’s Brew Works so impressive. Hop’Solutely does deliver the complex intense flavor you’d expect from a TIPA, and it still retains a smooth, well-balanced finish. Of course, at 11.5%, this isn’t a session beer.

We think it goes particularly well with our beer-battered Fish ‘n’ Chips. Hop’Solutely is definitely best suited alongside a meal.

 

What a Wednesday Night!

Once upon a time, it could tough to find a nightlife in Frederick on Wednesday night. But no longer!

EVERY WEDNESDAY!

We start Games Night at 6PM. Bring a board game to play with old or new friends, hosted by some of the most experienced gamers you’ve ever met in your life. We’re always looking for new friends, so swing on by! (Not to mention — you get $1 OFF drafts and appetizers when you’re playing a game).

Then at 8PM, we start our free, live open mic comedy. With comedians traveling from as far away as Alexandria, VA, you can see some of the best up-and-comers (not to mention old comedy hands) in the area! And if you think you’ve got the performance itch, go ahead and give your stand-up comedic chops a whirl.

We offer drink specials throughout the nights and then end it with growler-fill specials when the evening’s done. Frederick, enjoy your new night life spot!

Grilled Mac & Beer-Cheese

Fans of our Mac & Cheese know that we hand-make our Mac & Cheese with craft beer. It’s a little expensive to do it that way, but the added flavor really helps pair the classic American treat with one of our 21 drafts. Now we took it a little further with a Grilled Mac ‘n’ Beer-Cheese sandwich.

We’re currently obsessed with pairing that sandwich with DuClaw’s Dad Bod, which we posted about yesterday. The creamy texture of Mac & Beer Cheese highlights the citrus, juicy notes in Dad Bod. It’s one hell of a combination, and yet another reason to try this DIPA from DuClaw‘s before it runs out.

On Tap: Work that Dad Bod!

We heard about DuClaw’s Dad Bod — the IPA, not the physique — back around Father’s Day. It was a very limited release, and mostly available at the brewery itself. The proceeds went to Pints for Prostates; we’ll admit it was the first time we’d heard of that charity, and we were instantly a fan of the name.

We managed to get a keg of it here in beautiful Braddock Heights, MD, and let us assure you… it is delicious. It’s smooth as a baby’s butt and has a beautiful juicy back-end that’s perfect for the hot summer months.

You won’t find this beer around long, so we suggest you get it in to try it quickly.

Comedy Open Mic: Josh Hoyt

Somewhere along the lines, someone decided Josh Hoyt will be running tonight’s Comedy Open Mic. We’re not sure who made that decision — Chubbs? Brandon? Derek? — or what will happen to the usual intrepid duo. But Josh is pretty darn funny and a legend in Frederick, MD, so we’re positive a good time will be had by all.

Make sure to swing by for some laughs, drink specials, and end-of-night growler fill specials!

Acoustic Sunday!

July 9th, from 7pm to 9pm, we’ll be hosting an acoustic open mic. It’s a great time to come out, test a few songs, and get to know your fellow, local musicians. It’s run by the inestimable Jayme Salviati… and you don’t want to miss it.

Custom Grilled Cheeses at The Patio Café

Get our signature custom grilled cheese at The Patio Café at Linganore Winery and Red Shedman brewery! Our food truck stands proudly, ready to serve you while you enjoy Maryland’s outstanding wine and one of the best farm breweries on the coast.

We’re open at 5 on Friday, 12 on Saturday and Sunday. We stay until the party’s done, so it’s a great time to pick up a case of wine or fill a few growlers. We’ll see you there!

 

Chubbs: Day After the 4th

Chubbs Moretti — one of your diehard Brew’d Pub neighborhood superheroes — began posting daily videos to share his comedic stylings. Chubbs not only hosts our Wednesday night comedy night, but also helms our Patio Cafe at Linganore Winecellars and Red Shedman brewery.

Note: Opinions are his own, not us. But we support our team members, so wanted to share!

Back on Tap: Ten Fidy

The darker-than-dark stout is back!

Ten Fidy is near and dear to my heart. Back when I first moved to Western Maryland, when we hadn’t yet found local good beer places, my wife did me a favor on her way home from work… she stopped at a liquor store and said, “What’s your best stout?”

The employee knew his stuff, and recommended Ten Fidy. He warned her though, “This is a sipping beer. It’s incredibly strong. But it’s the stoutest stout we have.”

And boy, he was right. Ten Fidy instantly became a favorite to share with friends, family, and fellow draft-heads whose minds I wanted to blow.

At 10.5% ABV, you can see how it earned its name. Hold your glass up toward the sun; no light will shine through. It’s got the consistency of motor oil. If you let a drop fall on a napkin, the rich brown-black of stout spreads across the fabric.

Fans of Ten Fidy and Old Rasputin can argue about which imperial stout is better… but nobody will be disappointed by this incredible brew.

New on Tap: Stone Mocha IPA

We just put this on tap. Stone describes their Mocha IPA as “a style-defying Double IPA with Cacao & Coffee.”

Stone Says:
Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. How did we come up with this inexplicably delicious creation? Well, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it exists and that it’s here for you now, thanks to our deliberate disregard for brewing norms. Some things are not meant to be known, just enjoyed…thoroughly.

Mike Says:
I wasn’t sure what to expect. The nose definitely shares that intoxicating coffee/mocha flavor you’d expect from a porter or a stout, but the Mocha IPA drinks shockingly smooth. It’s so smooth that you can’t miss Mocha IPA’s imperial nature… it’s an IPA, but there’s no hop-punch or zinging tang. I’m a little confused why the beer is called Mocha IPA instead of Mocha IIPA or DIPA, especially since we’re talking about 9% ABV. But that hardly matters.

Ultimately, it’s one hell of a beer, probably one of my favorites from Stone. I wonder if we’re missing the right season for the beer — the coffee/chocolate flavor really begs for cooler weather — but you don’t don’t want to miss out on it.