What we're about
**PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM KEEPING THIS GROUP OPEN FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. SO, WHILE THIS GROUP REMAINS OPEN AND I AM CONTINUING AS ITS ORGANIZER, I WILL NO LONGER BE ADDING NEW MEMBERS. THEREFORE, IF YOU ATTEMPT TO JOIN THE GROUP, YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE DECLINED**
Welcome to Maryland Craft Beer Drinkers! This is a group for people in the DC area who love beer. Our members come from all over the U.S., but call many DMV locations home now. Member experience ranges from those just becoming familiar with the craft beer scene to longtime enthusiasts and home brewers. All are welcome!
We’re nonjudgmental about the styles and brands our members like, because people’s tastes differ. Our mantra: drink what you like, but try a different style occasionally, because you never know what you might be missing (and that would be tragic). We're all about appreciating different styles and expanding our craft beer knowledge.
We've had meetups - be they brewery tours, beer festivals, pub crawls, or taproom visits - in many different locations in Maryland, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Crofton/Gambrills, Frederick, Laurel, Mt. Airy, Southern Maryland, and even an overnight event to Hagerstown. We haven't yet, but may one day, call a few meetups in DC and Virginia. I’m always looking for new breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars to add to our list, so let me know what your favorite beer bar or brewery is, or if you'd like to visit a place you’ve never been. (Please also see our Sponsors page. If using the new Meetup, click on the Sponsors tab. If using the old version, you'll see them on the left side of the main page.)
We hold our regular meetup at Frisco Tap House - the group’s sponsor - in Gambrills (Crofton), on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Frisco now has happy hour prices all day on Wednesdays. If you’ve never been, come to one of these meetups, or visit it yourself ( http://www.friscotaphouse.com/ ). What's not to like about 100 beers on keg and nitro, plus 2-3 on cask?
I hope that, with your participation, we can make this a fun and educational group. Again, welcome, and may your next beer be your favorite! Cheers!
About the organizer:
I’ve been an avid home brewer and beer enthusiast for a long time, and beer and travel related to it are my passions. I hope one day to attend both the Great American and Great British beer festivals, as well as THE Oktoberfest in Munich.
I originally loved most British, Belgian, and German ales and lagers, but recently discovered that I really enjoy American black and East Coast IPAs and double IPAs, sours, and wild ales. But my original favorites are and always will be my favorites - good low-ABV British and British-style bitters and brown ales, Scottish wee heavies, and Irish reds (especially when consumed in Ireland).